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UploadWizard cannot replace existing files
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The usual upload limit on Commons is 100mb. There is an experimental setting which allows larger uploads.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Chunked_uploads
I uploaded a file under 100mb. I wanted to replace it with a larger version of the same file. Some setting disallows me to replace any file with a larger version over 100mb.

However, I am allowed to upload a completely new file over 100mb. This is problematic because files ought to be uploaded in the same history.


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Reedy added a comment.Oct 9 2012, 2:27 PM

Is this actually Commons specific? Or is it actually (more likely, I guess) a problem with MediaWiki rather than the Wikimedia infrastructure

The problem is manifesting in Commons as the place most likely to get uploads greater than 100mb and as the only place, I think, which has an experimental setting for allowing uploads greater than 100mb.

But more likely, this is a problem with MediaWiki.

Today Rillke published a pre-alpha JavaScript which allows the wanted feature. You could have a look at the german village pump [1], if interested.

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons%3AForum&diff=95937252&oldid=95933161#neue_Version_einer_Datei_.3E_100MB_hochladen

Changing component to upload wizard. I've seen files on commons be re-uploaded with chunked, so I don't think its a backend issue.

Its also possible this may have been fixed in the mean time.

Lane: Do you know if that is still a problem?
When you try to overwrite/replace a file, what is the actual behavior? Is there any error specific message (please paste it here)?

Lane: Do you know if that is still a problem?
When you try to overwrite/replace a file, what is the actual behavior? Is there any error specific message (please paste it here)?

Created attachment 17141
screenshot showing the error message

The error message given by the UW (c.f. attachement): Please choose a different title, because this title is already in use by another file.

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matmarex renamed this task from Upload wizard on Commons cannot replace existing or deleted files to UploadWizard cannot replace existing files.Sep 9 2015, 5:08 PM
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