dgerard at gmail
Jun 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
Post #5 of 11
On 6 June 2012 19:31, Mark A. Hershberger <mah [at] everybody> wrote:
Re: [Wikitech-l] MediaWiki tarballs and the WMF
[In reply to]
> On 06/06/2012 02:25 PM, David Gerard wrote:
>> Last I recalled, the Debian MediaWiki was regarded as a pit of
>> gratuitous weirdness of sufficient extent that it was all but
>> deprecated, and any sane admin installs from the tarball. Is this
>> still the state of play, and if not then what improved?
> I've heard this many times and, as a result, I have not tried the Debian
> Package. However, many people use their system's package.
> I don't know about you, but *I* don't want an awful Debian package to be
> people's first experience with MediaWiki. We can improve this situation
> and now is the perfect time to do that.
I'd *like* their package to be suitable. We use Ubuntu 10.04 at work,
and 14.04 or the corresponding Debian as of late 2014 are the hot
prospects for next refresh. So for me testing the Debian version
depends on how well the lone debs install on what's effectively an old
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