On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:49:42 -0800
Ray Van Dolson <rayvd(a)bludgeon.org> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 03:33:43PM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 14:27, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd(a)bludgeon.org>
> > On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 01:53:32PM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen
> > wrote:
> >> I plan to EOL mediawiki for the EPEL releases for EL-4,5,6 due to
> >> packaging newer ones using mediawiki114,mediawiki115,
> >> mediawiki116.
> >> There are several ways I can do this:
> >> 1) change mediawiki114 to replace mediawiki. Pros would allow
> >> people to keep a package on their system. COns most likely will
> >> break due to linking and changes in package.
> >> 2) put out a final mediawiki package with a "Please dont use."
> >> README and %description.
> >> 3) just remove from system.
> >> I need input and help on getting this done.
> >> Thankyou.
> > I like option #1. Are you tracking this in a bugzilla somewhere?
> > I would be happy to "help" insofar as testing this new package
> > (the upgrade side-effects mainly).
> I have tried a couple of times to do #1. However they all ended up
> being very very delicate in that they only worked with a default
> install. As soon as I tried to make it work in a non-default way I
> ended up with broken links and a lot of hand fixing that would be
> needed either way.
> At this point my best step is to parallel install mediwiki114 and
> mediawiki. Go through your config files and symbolic links and point
> to mediawiki114. Test. Repeat.
Ah. In light of your experiences then, it sounds like the parallel
install is the way to go -- and then maybe down the road retire the
parent mediawiki package after people have had a chance to adopt
mediawiki114 and update their configurations.
> The second issue is that they are not 1:1 matches. I decided not to
> implement Axil's multihome patch because upstream had no interest in
> it and they pointed out it needed a more work for it to work well
> (for their definition of well). I am a) not a PHP developer and b)
> full up on other jobs so decided to take it out and implement a
> minimal patch set to deal with upstreams packaging style.
All makes sense to me.
Do you have a bz# where you're tracking this so I could join to
collaborate on testing? Alternately, I'll just keep an eye out for
mediawiki114 packages to show up in epel-testing.
Yeah, same here... so leave the existing mediawiki for now, push the
new ones. Wait a while, and perhaps down the road we can nuke/replace
the old one.