Talk:Wiki maintenance plan

From Apache OpenOffice Wiki
Revision as of 16:47, 27 November 2012 by Ccornell (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

The state wiki require some maintenance and an urgent upgrade. This page documents what needs to be done, and what should be done. There is a thread on dev (Wiki maintenance) where the decisions are made.

At the moment we have the following work list:

  • Change LocalSettings.php to close for "create user" DONE
  • Update UA- code for google-analyics DONE
  • open for "create page" again DONE
  • Check "nofollow" setting, to be sure it's on (True) DONE, added $wgNoFollowDomainExceptions and $wgNoFollowNsExceptions
  • remove accounts older than a year WITHOUT any contributions
    • Scripts is being prepared, about 24.000 accounts out of 32.000 will be removed.
  • remove all accounts from the time of the spam period
    • Scripts are being prepared, but wait for a decision on the time period (see dev)
  • create directory in SVN and save all new changes to files.
  • open for create user
    • Decide on anti-spam measures for current MW version, install and set them, then open for create user.
  • Clean database, for "deleted" pages, unused files.
  • repair "broken redirect", "double redirect", "non categorized pages"
  • Convert all pages to UTF8 (mysql),
    • most pages are defined as latin1, but some have UTF8 content, this will not work after an update.
The fix for this is to pass the tables manually through the conversion process using "binary" as an intermediary from Latin1 to UTF-8. Note though that this only "needs" to be done on tables that are incorrectly types as Latin1 but actually contain UTF-8 data. Not all tables in the OOoWiki dB have this issue.
 UPDATE table_name SET col_name = CONVERT(CONVERT(CONVERT(col_name USING latin1) USING binary) USING utf8);
Another way to do this (and possibly a more effective solution since it can be done during the MWiki upgrade) is:
 mysqldump -h DB_HOST -u DB_USER -p DB_PASSWORD --opt --quote-names --skip-set-charset --default-character-set=latin1 DB_NAME > DB_NAME-dump.sql
 mysql -h DB_HOST -u DB_USER -p DB_PASSWORD --default-character-set=utf8 DB_NAME < DB_NAME-dump.sql
(source: )
  • request (via JIRA) a new VM for
    • test simple alias first
  • make a, new db and new mediawiki version.
  • upgrade test db.
  • make all extensions work in test
  • have people testing test
  • Copy production db, and upgrade it
  • copy test to production.
Personal tools