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1 1.2 to 1.3 migration docs
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2 =========================
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4 Migration from 1.2 to 1.3 is done by those basic steps:
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5 1. make a backup
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6 2. install new moin code
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7 3. install new moin.cgi (if you use CGI) or other glue script
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8 4. install new moin static data (css, icons, etc.)
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9 5. convert your 1.2 data_dir using the migration scripts (see below)
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10 6. fix your configuration (begin with new sample config and modify as needed)
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11 * especially make sure that data_dir and data_underlay_dir is correct
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14 1. Making a backup
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15 ==================
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16 Make a backup of your current stuff:
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17 * CONFIG: moin_config.py, maybe also some farmconfig if you run a wiki farm
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18 Also backup the moin.cgi script (if you use CGI) or other glue script.
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19 * CODE: backup your MoinMoin/ directory (see sys.path.append at start of
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20 moin.cgi or standard location like /usr/lib/python2.x/site-packages)
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21 * DATA: backup your data/ directory (see data_dir in moin_config.py) -
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22 this is the most important stuff: your wiki pages, your wiki user accounts
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23 etc. - you want to keep this for quite a while even if the migration looks
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24 successful.
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27 2. + 3. + 4. Install new moin code, new moin.cgi script, new moin static data
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28 =============================================================================
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30 See INSTALL.html.
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33 5. Converting your data/ directory
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36 Scripts see MoinMoin/scripts/migration/12_to_13_migN.py (in your MoinMoin code
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37 directory, e.g. /usr[/local]/lib/python2.x/site-packages/MoinMoin).
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39 Those are some scripts that convert your wiki data to the current MoinMoin
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40 version. You must use them AFTER stopping your old wiki code and BEFORE
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41 starting your new wiki code.
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43 Make sure you have enough free space on your hard disk (every mig script makes
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44 a new copy, so you need N+1 times the space your data dir needs, if you do not
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45 remove the pre-migX dirs after running migX script).
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47 When upgrading, choose your entry point depending on your version:
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49 version you use start with mig script
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51 before 1.2 first upgrade to 1.2.4 and test for a while
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52 1.2.x mig01 - check from_encoding in script!
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53 1.3 <patch-78 mig02
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54 1.3 <patch-101 mig03
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57 1.3 <patch-248 mig06 - check from_encoding in script!
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58 1.3 <patch-275, =beta5 mig07
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61 1.3rc1 -
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62 any later mig10
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64 Modifying from_encoding setting in the scripts is necessary if your old moin
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65 installation did not use iso-8859-1 encoding (as it was the default in moin
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66 1.2.x and before. If you had changed that, e.g. to utf-8 or other encoding
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67 (see moin_config.py, charset = '...'), you need to change it in the mig
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68 scripts, too.
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70 Of course, in the end you must have run ALL mig scripts once, in correct
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71 order, the table is only to help your memory in case you forgot what you
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72 have done already.
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74 To start, copy your data/ directory to the directory where the migration
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75 scripts are located and then start with the script according to the table
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76 above and also run ALL scripts with a higher number - one after the other,
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77 in ascending order.
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79 After that, you should have a data/ directory suitable for new moin version.
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80 Maybe some stuff that didn't need conversion is missing, see the comments on
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81 top of the scripts for details.
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83 Read the comments in the scripts for details, especially in mig5.
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85 After conversion, maybe rename your old data/ dir in the original location to
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86 data.12 (or similar) and copy your new data/ directory from the scripts
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87 directory to that original location. Check permissions as the conversion
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88 scripts have changed them (on UNIX: mode, owner, group, fix by chown -R and
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89 chmod -R).
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91 Note that the migration scripts only convert your data, they do NOT magically
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92 convert your plugin scripts to new APIs of moin 1.3. So if your plugins do not
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93 work any more, look out for updates compatible with 1.3.
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95 Furthermore, they do not convert macro calls or other wiki markup which broke
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96 because the parser was changed to conform to the documentation more intensely.
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97 Especially check the calls to the search macros and look at HelpOnSearching.
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100 6. Fix your configuration
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103 1.3 configuration looks similar, but works quite different than 1.2 config.
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104 1.3 uses a class based configuration, the easiest way to convert is maybe to
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105 start from a fresh sample config and change it to fit your needs.
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107 Please be careful about indentation, keep it the same way as in the samples!
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108 If you add additional config items, indent them by the same amount.
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110 Especially make sure that:
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111 * data_dir is really pointing to your converted data directory
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114 * both directories have appropriate user, group and mode so that moin is
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115 able to access them.
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117 See also HelpOnConfiguration page.
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120 7. FAQ
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121 ======
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123 Q: Wiki works, but it looks extremly simply styled. All simple blue text,
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124 no icons, all menu items look like simple text aligned to left border...
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126 A: Access to /wiki is not working.
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127 Try accessing http://.../wiki/modern/img/moin-edit.png, that should show a
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128 small icon.
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129 Check your /wiki alias, web server configuration, file system rights
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130 directory where /wiki points to, etc. - see web server log for more info.
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132 Q: I see a wiki, looks ok, but all pages are empty. I can't even create new
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133 pages.
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135 A: This usually happens with an empty data/ directory and a non-working
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136 underlay directory. Check underlay_data_dir config.
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138 Q: I only see my own pages, but no RecentChanges. I can't create new pages.
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140 A: This is also a non-working underlay dir, see previous question.
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142 If your question isn't answered by above FAQ, maybe just re-check following
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144 * file system access rights. user, group, mode - can the running web server /
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145 moin code access all stuff needed?
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146 * is your web server allowed to access the "/wiki" directory with img and css?
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147 Some web server default configurations disallow access to most directories
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148 and you have to explicitely allow by a <Directory ...> section.
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149 * is your web server allowed to read and execute moin.cgi? Can you run another
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150 cgi script from same directory? Options +ExecCGI for Apache?
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151 * Is your Python at least v2.2.2?
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153 If you still have problems, it is best to ask on our IRC channel #moin on
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154 server irc.freenode.net.
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