Mathieu Stumpf | 29 Jul 00:35 2015

AIS is considering contributing to Wikiversity in Esperanto + [Fwd: Re: Resp: Ĉu vi dezirus kontribui al Vikiversitato]


In a series of attempt to enrich Wikimedia projects in Esperanto[1], I'm 
contacting miscellaneous people who published pedagogical materials in 
this language. Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj San Marino (AIS)[2] 
was included in this project.

Basically I asked whether they would be interested to publish their 
material under CC-by-sa license within the Esperanto version of 
Wikversity.[3] The first answer is really positive. It seems like they 
are already publishing material in the public domain[4], and that they 
will discuss the possibility of contribution during a meeting in end August.

So that's pretty good news, I guess.

Now my contact at AIS asked if I had any other idea. So I turn to you, 
dears members of our community, do you have idea we should pass to them? 
Do we have documentation on previous similar experiences? How can we 
help them? What should/can they expect? Do you have any other relevant 

You'll find bellow the correspondence I had so far with Reinhard 
Fössmeier, senata sekretario at AIS San Marino.

Kind regards,

[1] see
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ruud habets | 28 Jul 15:11 2015

Unable to move the new CDB file into place


I have trouble upgrading from 1.24 to 1.25.1. After installing I get 
this error. Several solutions on the mediawiki forum do not work.
where else can I look for answers?

[a386c8a1] /wiki/ MWException from line 1315 of 
/var/www/html/wiki/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php: Unable to move 
the new CDB file into place.


#0 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(1017): 
#1 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(449): 
#2 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(323): 
#3 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(260): 
LocalisationCache->loadItem(string, string)
#4 /var/www/html/wiki/languages/Language.php(4358): 
LocalisationCache->getItem(string, string)
#5 /var/www/html/wiki/languages/Language.php(208): 
#6 /var/www/html/wiki/languages/Language.php(167): 
#7 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/Setup.php(613): Language::factory(string)
#8 /var/www/html/wiki/includes/WebStart.php(138): require_once(string)
#9 /var/www/html/wiki/index.php(38): require(string)
#10 {main}
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Thomas Mulhall | 28 Jul 11:51 2015

Re: (kein Betreff)

Your sending blank emails. 

     On Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:21, Btavavakoli Makbari <btavakolimakbari5663 <at>> wrote:

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Btavavakoli Makbari | 28 Jul 11:21 2015

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daniel | 28 Jul 08:13 2015

Seperate Domain for Desktop-Frontend and Mobile-Frontend

Hey guys,

I'm running a own mediawiki for a few months now.

For mobile devices we use the MobileFrontend Extension, which works 
great out of the box.
Now I got a request to serve the Desktop and Mobile Frontend on 
different domains.

It is explained here:

Therefore I disabled the autodetection($wgMFAutodetectMobileView) and 
set the mobile url template($wgMobileUrlTemplate) for our domain
like this: de-m.%h0.%h1 which should result in rendering the mobile view 

Did I forget something?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Best regards
Daniel Hauck

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Jakub Klinkovský | 27 Jul 15:57 2015

[API] Specifying rdnamespace parameter causes internal_api_error_DBQueryError

On ArchWiki, specifying rdnamespace to any value (for example [1]) results in
internal database query error:

        "error": {
            "code": "internal_api_error_DBQueryError",
            "info": "[e0c8b223] Database query error"

The query works fine without the rdnamespace parameter. Also note that the same
query on e.g. Wikipedia is completely fine even with rdnamespace parameter [2].

I've been able to reproduce this on localhost on my testing wiki by simply
upgrading from 1.22 to 1.25 (ArchWiki upgraded to 1.25 from 1.23). I've tried to
run the refreshLinks.php maintenance script [3], but it did not fix the issue.

Any ideas on what is going on and how to fix this?



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Mathieu Stumpf | 26 Jul 11:26 2015

Web host blocking policy


So trying to make a contribution - while logged - English Wikipedia 
instance of Mediawiki returned a ban statut for the current IP. The reason :

    The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because
    it is believed to be a web host provider. To prevent abuse, web
    hosts may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.

While do occasionally launch a web service, this is my home IP where I 
currently don't run permanently such a service. So a first technical 
concern is, does this filter does have a good pattern recognition 
matching the goal which is aimed?

Now a more policy concern is, why would you ban an IP when it do indeed 
make webhosting? It sounds like a "shoot first at anything that would 
remotely look like a dirty face criminal, and then if it survive let it 
try to bring proofs that it's not guilty" policy.

Banning IP which are known for vandalism is understandable. Banning IP 
on loose pattern recognition is an other topic. It's all the more 
regrettable when being logged with an account that in ten years as never 
been used to practice any vandalism.

Please respond to this message with all relevant links to previous 
material that you know as related to this topic. Also, please feel free 
to give your opinions, advises and so on on this topic.

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Tim Dunphy | 26 Jul 02:51 2015

use ssl to access the database

Hi all,

  I just added a remote database to my media wiki setup. I can access the
database from the command line and using that info the wiki site shows up
in a browser and works.

  But some of the data is sensitive so I need to add an ssl user to access
the database.

 If i add an ssl user to the db, I can also access it from the command line
of the web server no problem:

[root <at> ops:~] #mysql -uadmin_ssl -p -h -e "SHOW DATABASES"
Enter password:
| Database           |
| certs              |
| information_schema |
| jfwiki             |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |

But with the ssl user in place in LocalSettings.php, I'm getting this
response from the browser:

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.

Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.
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Ad Strack van Schijndel | 25 Jul 12:40 2015

Wanted messages


Is there a way to get a list of messages that are used in the wiki, for example with {{int: a-message }} but that
don't have a message defined for it?

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Tim Dunphy | 25 Jul 08:06 2015

trouble connecting to a database

Hey guys,

 I'm having a bit of trouble connecting to a mysql database. And I'd love a
little help with this problem!

I have my wiki site spread out amongst three t2 micros on the AWS free
tier. Free of fee is the way to go! ;)

The site is load balanced behind two varnish nodes which are themselves
load balanced behind two HA/Proxy nodes.

The mysql database was housed on one of the nodes that all three web nodes
could access. That worked absolutely fine!! But the db would have the
annoying tendency to crash every once in a while.

So I came up with the idea to make the database HA as well. So I fired up
some more free tier nodes. I gave two nodes to haproxy, two more nodes for
master/master mysql. I then imported my mediawiki database to both mysql

Whenever I try to use one of the new databases I setup, the site goes down
with the message:

"Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.
Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.

(Cannot access the database)"

However I found out that I could access the database from each of the web
nodes on the mysql command line.  I can access the both the database VIP
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Btavavakoli Makbari | 24 Jul 20:45 2015

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