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Januar 8, 2015

update wrong timestamp for a page in mediawiki

Filed under: administration — Thomas Wabner @ 4:54 pm

I had the problem, that one of my VMs, serving our wiki, got the wrong system date. The date was pointing to year 2018.

Some users of our wiki changed the content while the VM has the wrong date. After I see the problem I update the VM and re-connect it to NTP again and the time was corrected.

But, the paged changed in the the „wrong“ timeframe are stored with this wrong timeframe in the wiki database.

Now every call on recent changes shows the pages, changed in the wrong timeframe“ always at top (because of this future date).

Now I found a way to „fix“ this in the database. To do this, you need access to your wiki DB with RW rights. I have done this on mysql (but these SQL statements should also work on other database systems):

update revision set rev_timestamp=20150101000000 where rev_timestamp > 20150108115205;

update recentchanges set rc_timestamp = 20150101000000 where rc_timestamp > 20150108115205;

September 7, 2013

no CSS in mediawiki anymore

Filed under: administration,webmaster — Thomas Wabner @ 5:22 pm
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After upgrading my gentoo system, I discovered a problem with one of my new mediawiki installations:

No CSS anymore!

That’s frustrating. Looking with my browser tools, I see, that the load.php from mediawiki returns nothing. Searching around and found only one place which helped:

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=64836 <– the bug entry on php.

Now I tried to downgrade my gentoo package sys-apps/file back to 5.11 and restarting my apache … viola … it works.

emerge =sys-apps/file-5.11

Now the load.php works again and it looks like, that this has nothing to do with mediawiki itself.

November 13, 2008

updating mediawiki is easy

Filed under: administration,software — Thomas Wabner @ 2:33 pm
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I have updated some homepages to the brand new mediawiki version 1.13.2 which was very easy. They have a very good description what you have to do, if you update to a new version and a very nice update script which works also for very old wiki versions (I have tested this with the 1.4.5 version).

But there ara small problems with own skin (for example on http://www.buzztard.org). The skin have to be fixed per hand. Hopfully ensonic can do this the next days.

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