mediawiki package split

The current "mediawiki" package is several years old at version 1.16. A
new package, named "mediawiki119" at version 1.19 has been reviewed[1]
and imported into Fedora. I understand some packages require multiple
versions to be available, but mediawiki does not require multiple packages.

Why was "mediawiki119" given an approved review?

I only knew about the "mediawiki119" package from the NRM bug[2] on
"mediawiki". The current version, 1.16, is riddled with security holes
and will not be updated by upstream. It is important that we either
update or retire with the current package.

Can we work on merging the two packages?


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Re: mediawiki package split

By Stephen Gallagher at 01/18/2013 - 16:26

On Fri 18 Jan 2013 01:50:12 PM CST, Michael Cronenworth wrote:

mediawiki119 was approved for EPEL-6 only. It should never have been
built for Fedora. I'm not sure why exactly that got built, but you are
correct. mediawiki119 should be blocked from Fedora and built as
'mediawiki' instead.

Re: mediawiki package split

By Stephen John Smoogen at 01/18/2013 - 16:50

Well there are two different people and two different approved items.
mediawiki119 is a straight version of mediawiki. The Fedora mediawiki
has non-upstream patches for certain features that users of that
package rely on. Due to many schema changes it is not a drop in
replacement. So it is seperate so if a user has one version of
mediawiki115 or 114 they won't have their server whacked by installing
an upgrade.

I am sorry for not knowing the review was not for all releases.