Notes on upgrading this MediaWiki
Note: the following are instructions for upgrading between minor versions; for major versions (x.y versions, as opposed to x.y.z versions), you should read the documentation for the revision.
Step 1: Backup LocalSettings.php
Step 2: Unpack MediaWiki tarfile into the proper directory
Step 3: Make the config/ subdirectory world-writeable.
Step 4: Run the installation script to generate a new LocalSettings.php file.
Step 5: Copy the config/LocalSettings.php to $MEDIAWIKI_ROOT/LocalSettings.php, and make the config/ directory read-only again.
Step N: Reinstall SpamBlacklist and download the default blacklist As far as I know, this must be reinstalled whenever you update MediaWiki to a new version; to do this, run the following:
cd $MEDIAWIKI_ROOT cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/wikipedia login cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/wikipedia co extensions/SpamBlacklist cd extensions/SpamBlacklist wget 'http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spam_blacklist&action=raw'
Step N+1: Copy over the old $MEDIAWIKI_ROOT/extensions/SpamBlacklist/local_blacklist to the new tree.
Step N+2: Edit your new LocalSettings.php. Change the line that sets $wgScriptPath to read:
$wgScriptPath = "/wiki";
- and append the following lines to the end of the file, just before the closing ?>:
# Enable sysop range blocks and spam content blacklist $wgSysopUserBans = true; # Allow sysops to ban logged-in users $wgSysopRangeBans = true; # Allow sysops to ban IP ranges require_once( "$IP/extensions/SpamBlacklist/SpamBlacklist.php" ); $wgSpamBlacklistFiles = array( "$IP/extensions/SpamBlacklist/wikimedia_blacklist", "$IP/extensions/SpamBlacklist/local_blacklist" );
Step N+K: Re-run the load_lists script periodically to get the latest spam blacklist.