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Sun, May 23

Seppl2013 added a comment to T282719: Wikidata tool request: Users can enter an ISBN to see if a Wikidata item exists, if not it makes a new one based on the data available (works like 'Cite' tool on Wikipedia) .

see also https://github.com/fnielsen/scholia/issues/1439

Sun, May 23, 5:28 PM · WikiCite, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2021, Wikidata
Seppl2013 added a comment to T282395: Scholia at WMHack 2021.

Any action yet ?

Sun, May 23, 5:26 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2021

May 16 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T282719: Wikidata tool request: Users can enter an ISBN to see if a Wikidata item exists, if not it makes a new one based on the data available (works like 'Cite' tool on Wikipedia) .

One special case of this is publications of proceeedings of scientific conferences. I am intending to have a wikidata backend for my Proceedings Title Parser at ptp.bitplan.com anyways so i could add an "ISBN" input mode.

May 16 2021, 6:09 AM · WikiCite, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2021, Wikidata

Apr 9 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T225366: "Fatal exception: MediaWiki\Revision\InvalidArgumentException" when trying to move user JS page on en.wp.

thx for pointing this out so my issue is linked to the wrong phabricator task. Is there already one for the "zombie" case i am experiencing where i can't delete a page?

Apr 9 2021, 2:41 PM · MediaWiki-Page-rename, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), MediaWiki-Revision-backend
Seppl2013 added a comment to T225366: "Fatal exception: MediaWiki\Revision\InvalidArgumentException" when trying to move user JS page on en.wp.

https://www.openresearch.org/wiki/Undeletable/EUROCRYPT_2017 is an example for the problem.

Apr 9 2021, 12:37 PM · MediaWiki-Page-rename, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), MediaWiki-Revision-backend

Mar 24 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

@Xqt - thx for the reply and asking - i am fine with this schedule - thank you very much.

Mar 24 2021, 7:55 AM · Pywikibot

Mar 23 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

Thx. for the explanation. And no - testing the script just now with just the config2.py changed will be tough since the three CI pipelines i am using are all pulling directly from PyPi. For my local environment it would be sort of feasible but i fear the installation routines would override my local changes as they did when i was trying things out for almost a day recently. My current project priorities are also different -i need to make sure i don't have showstoppers and this one isn't any more.

Mar 23 2021, 4:18 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

looks like avoiding the exception
I do not know how to use the review tool. I logged in but have no clue what to do. I tried edit/marked as reviewed.

Mar 23 2021, 1:53 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

I am happy with my workaround for the time being. I also intend to change my app to a webbased app and use py2app to create an app that only communicates with the webbased app. That way i'll avoid any similar problems. Still to fix things upstream the default should be not to throw an exception but simply log the problem by default. So os.listdir might be wrapped in a try catch blog. Only if configured to specifically show start up issues should there be an exception.

Mar 23 2021, 10:59 AM · Pywikibot

Mar 22 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

The sample

% python
Python 3.8.8 (default, Mar 18 2021, 06:01:57) 
[Clang 11.0.3 (clang-1103.0.32.62)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from wikibot import wikibot
>>>
Mar 22 2021, 11:25 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

@Xqt https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/issues/43 has the issue about pycrypto...

Mar 22 2021, 11:13 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

see https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/commit/8ab0bd846d191fa93cfd661c89e2bc769d69f06b for trying this workaround

Mar 22 2021, 10:15 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

If you then do a

import pywikibot
Mar 22 2021, 10:08 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.
Mar 22 2021, 6:31 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.
Mar 22 2021, 6:28 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.

I still have to use the awkward work around

import os
os.environ["PYWIKIBOT_NO_USER_CONFIG"]="1"
import pywikibot
Mar 22 2021, 6:25 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 created T278076: pywikibot cannot collect family files from zip folder e.g. from py2app collection.
Mar 22 2021, 6:24 AM · Pywikibot

Mar 13 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T241706: S5SlideShow extension does not work anymore with Mediawiki 1.33+.

With Mediawiki 1.35 the situation got worse. Now the code from my own github repository https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/S5SlideShow doesn't work any more and i didn't even follow up on the integration in the in mediawiki world yet. http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/S5SlideShow tries to describe the issues before the 1.35 LTS changes that broke the extension again.

Mar 13 2021, 4:56 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Feb 14 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T261260: Strange secondary error "Class 'WebRequest' not found" in logs after errors like "extension.json is not a valid JSON file".

I am sorry - i did not record the message. Today I tried with HitCounters-REL1_35-52da1b7.tar.gz and the problem didn't show up.

Feb 14 2021, 3:11 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.20; 2020-12-01), MW-1.35-notes, MW-1.35-release, MediaWiki-General

Jan 20 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T261260: Strange secondary error "Class 'WebRequest' not found" in logs after errors like "extension.json is not a valid JSON file".

Happened e.g. today when trying to install extension HitCounters on MediaWiki 1.35.

Jan 20 2021, 9:03 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.20; 2020-12-01), MW-1.35-notes, MW-1.35-release, MediaWiki-General

Jan 18 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

See https://cr.bitplan.com/index.php/Main_Page for the example data shown here.

Jan 18 2021, 9:04 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

@Yaron_Koren - i'll certainly try the explanation and add more examples to make my point. As far as i understand the Form definition approach the only way to handle multiple instances is currently explained in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Page_Forms/Defining_forms#Multiple-instance_templates. For this to work the context of these multiple instances need to be known in advanced. So if i have pages of type:

  • Open Source Project
  • Git Respository
  • Internal Project

...
and I'd love to use the "commit" section in all these i'd need to repeate the definition in the forms.

Jan 18 2021, 9:03 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

Could partial forms be made working by putting the definition into a standalone context - e.g. defining a form page as partial and having the form definition be picked up automatically when a fitting macro/WikiSon notation is found?

Jan 18 2021, 7:45 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

I have never tried https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Page_Forms/Defining_forms#Partial_forms - does this feature still work?

Jan 18 2021, 7:43 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

Before getting rid of Page Forms all together I was thinking of we could have some improvements that would lead to a "workaround" for a start.

Jan 18 2021, 6:55 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms

Jan 17 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.

Hi, @Yaron_Koren - thank you for looking into this.

Jan 17 2021, 3:25 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms

Jan 16 2021

Seppl2013 updated subscribers of T266935: Regression: Loginmanager does not make proper use of password parameter.

@Xqt - thanks for trying again. I still have some project based on pywikibot although I am trying to avoid it and use mwclient more these days due to this limited useability in intranet situations.

Jan 16 2021, 4:39 PM · Regression, Pywikibot
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.
Jan 16 2021, 5:53 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Seppl2013 created T272206: Allow linking WikiSon and Forms for multiple object with different types on same page.
Jan 16 2021, 5:53 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms

Jan 12 2021

Seppl2013 added a comment to T271783: Document how to use MediaWiki 1.35 in security enforced server setup with path.

It's not clear for me how to open a "documentation" ticket from what https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug has to offer. I searched for the keyword "documentation" in the page and couldn't find that keyword. What should i search for ? I never created a documentation ticket before and don't know what it looks like.

Jan 12 2021, 10:43 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Documentation
Seppl2013 added a comment to T271783: Document how to use MediaWiki 1.35 in security enforced server setup with path.

I don't know whether this a documentation problem or a bug. It's clearly an unexpected change in behavior that makes the system unusable without any warning i'd know of e.g. in a migration guide. So there are two options:

  • fix the behavior
  • change the documentation
Jan 12 2021, 10:41 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Documentation
Seppl2013 added a comment to T271783: Document how to use MediaWiki 1.35 in security enforced server setup with path.

IMHO it's a valid question and might be a bug if there is no proper documentation for answering the questions. I could't find the proper documentation that describe why the behavior changed and what the reason for this is.

Jan 12 2021, 7:45 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Documentation
Seppl2013 added a comment to T271783: Document how to use MediaWiki 1.35 in security enforced server setup with path.

The workaround is

# make sure we don't use "pretty urls"
$wgUsePathInfo=false;
Jan 12 2021, 7:20 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Documentation
Seppl2013 created T271783: Document how to use MediaWiki 1.35 in security enforced server setup with path.
Jan 12 2021, 6:02 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Documentation

Dec 22 2020

Seppl2013 updated the task description for T270692: Mimetype check should be user rights dependent.
Dec 22 2020, 9:51 AM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Seppl2013 created T270692: Mimetype check should be user rights dependent.
Dec 22 2020, 9:50 AM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Dec 19 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T270474: Allow using pywikibot without user-config.py and PYWIKIBOT_NO_USER_CONFIG=1.

https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/issues/35 will have to wait for the release on pypi see https://pypi.org/project/pywikibot/

Dec 19 2020, 8:14 AM · Pywikibot

Dec 18 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T270474: Allow using pywikibot without user-config.py and PYWIKIBOT_NO_USER_CONFIG=1.

looks great. How do i get rid of the "family and mylang ar not set ..." messages?

Dec 18 2020, 10:15 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 created T270474: Allow using pywikibot without user-config.py and PYWIKIBOT_NO_USER_CONFIG=1.
Dec 18 2020, 7:01 AM · Pywikibot

Dec 14 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T269998: Confusing error message after switching server configuration ($wgServer) between http and https (due to cookie handling).

Wouldn't this be a good opportunity to generally add a link to a FAQ Wiki per error-message? I feel that following a link per error-message gives a lot more options for discussing individual situations in which an error might appear, linking to related Phabricator tasks and so on.

Dec 14 2020, 8:53 AM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Dec 13 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T269998: Confusing error message after switching server configuration ($wgServer) between http and https (due to cookie handling).

It happens when I try to change the protocol for accessinga wiki. What I try is to change the apache settings:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName server.domain.com
  Redirect permanent / https://server.domain.com/
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:443>
  ....
  ServerName server.domain.com 
</VirtualHost>
Dec 13 2020, 3:28 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Dec 12 2020

Seppl2013 created T269998: Confusing error message after switching server configuration ($wgServer) between http and https (due to cookie handling).
Dec 12 2020, 3:09 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Dec 5 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T260330: RFC: PHP microservice for containerized shell execution.

For the extensions https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Diagrams and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Piwo the approach discussed here might be very useful.

Dec 5 2020, 2:30 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.30; 2021-02-09), Shellbox, TechCom-RFC (TechCom-RFC-Closed), Platform Team Workboards (Purple), MW-on-K8s, Patch-For-Review, serviceops, SRE

Nov 21 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T258860: LogicException: Process cache for 'en' should be set by now.

same on my main wiki - showed up after some 3 weeks of migration to 1.35 LTS - it is a showstopper! Why is this low priority if it makes the wiki completly unusable?

Nov 21 2020, 10:16 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.35-release, Discovery-Search, MediaWiki-Cache, affects-translatewiki.net

Nov 2 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T266952: Documentation missing for "You need read permission to use this module".

Unfortunately https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Login is inconsistent. E.g. the python example uses login as an example but the text says you shouldn't use it any more but use clientLogin instead. I could not find sufficient information on the cookie issue either.

Nov 2 2020, 8:12 AM · MediaWiki-Documentation, Documentation

Nov 1 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T266952: Documentation missing for "You need read permission to use this module".

E.g. how would a curl access with cookie work?

Nov 1 2020, 4:26 PM · MediaWiki-Documentation, Documentation
Seppl2013 added a comment to T266952: Documentation missing for "You need read permission to use this module".

Opening up the wiki for public read access:

Nov 1 2020, 7:40 AM · MediaWiki-Documentation, Documentation
Seppl2013 created T266952: Documentation missing for "You need read permission to use this module".
Nov 1 2020, 7:34 AM · MediaWiki-Documentation, Documentation
Seppl2013 added a comment to T266935: Regression: Loginmanager does not make proper use of password parameter.

One of the issues seems to be that I don't know how to get rid of the "You need read permission to use this module." messsage on MediaWiki1.35 so that things would at least work for my public wikis.

curl -s "http://test.bitplan.com/api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=general|namespaces|namespacealiases|statistics&format=json" | jq .
{
  "error": {
    "code": "readapidenied",
    "info": "You need read permission to use this module.",
    "*": "See http://test.bitplan.com/api.php for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at &lt;https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-api-announce&gt; for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes."
  }
}
Nov 1 2020, 7:24 AM · Regression, Pywikibot

Oct 31 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T266935: Regression: Loginmanager does not make proper use of password parameter.

If you try to debug the situation and click on "site" in the loginmanager a sequence of API call is initiated ... that makes it even harder to find out what is going on ...

Oct 31 2020, 7:07 PM · Regression, Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T266935: Regression: Loginmanager does not make proper use of password parameter.

If checking the version is the issue please user the information from the family file (and trust it) instead of trying to find out via Mediawiki API doing an http request before being logged in ...

Oct 31 2020, 5:58 PM · Regression, Pywikibot
Seppl2013 created T266935: Regression: Loginmanager does not make proper use of password parameter.
Oct 31 2020, 5:08 PM · Regression, Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T248471: login() with retry=True might delete correct password if unknown APIError occurs.

There is a

WARNING: API error readapidenied: You need read permission to use this module.

warning with no details on what the API called is. When debugging it reveals that a meta=siteinfo is tried and if that fails a login is performed. This doesn't make any sense if a proper user/password combination is given. Why try to use the API - how can this be switched off because of course you can't use the API if you are not logged in ...

Oct 31 2020, 4:59 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T248471: login() with retry=True might delete correct password if unknown APIError occurs.

What is the proper procedure to tell pywikibot the password for login via API ? I am using

python
 # needs patch as outlined in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T248471
            #self.site.login(password=self.getPassword())
            lm = LoginManager(password=self.getPassword(), site=self.site, user=self.user)
            lm.login()

and i get a WARNING:

WARNING: Could not check user '...' exists on wiki:lang
Oct 31 2020, 4:49 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T248471: login() with retry=True might delete correct password if unknown APIError occurs.

With pywikibot 5.0.0 i have to start all over again ... sigh ..

Oct 31 2020, 4:46 PM · Pywikibot

Oct 1 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T261260: Strange secondary error "Class 'WebRequest' not found" in logs after errors like "extension.json is not a valid JSON file".

The same secondary message might appear in other contexts. In my case it is:

Oct 1 2020, 3:15 AM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.20; 2020-12-01), MW-1.35-notes, MW-1.35-release, MediaWiki-General

Sep 30 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T263969: Fatal error munging RDF org.openrdf.rio.RDFParseException: Expected '.', found 's' [line 595492] when trying to get local wikidata copy based on blazegraph running.

I can't see where the problem is.

Sep 30 2020, 4:58 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Seppl2013 added a comment to T263969: Fatal error munging RDF org.openrdf.rio.RDFParseException: Expected '.', found 's' [line 595492] when trying to get local wikidata copy based on blazegraph running.

I tried debugging the line 595492 mentioned in the error message. See my stackoverflow answer to How to get few lines from a .gz compressed file without uncompressing

Sep 30 2020, 4:58 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Sep 29 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T263969: Fatal error munging RDF org.openrdf.rio.RDFParseException: Expected '.', found 's' [line 595492] when trying to get local wikidata copy based on blazegraph running.

For me it's a showstopper. I'd love to work on https://github.com/somnathrakshit/geograpy3/issues/15 and currently I have the following options to run the SPARQL query for it

Sep 29 2020, 4:22 PM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Sep 28 2020

Seppl2013 created T263969: Fatal error munging RDF org.openrdf.rio.RDFParseException: Expected '.', found 's' [line 595492] when trying to get local wikidata copy based on blazegraph running.
Sep 28 2020, 7:01 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Seppl2013 added a comment to T178211: Using Munge script in standalone WDQS: Fatal error munging RDF: RDFParseException: Illegal language tag char: ':'.

I retried the download which took another 16h but the problem persists

Sep 28 2020, 6:58 AM · User-Smalyshev, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Sep 27 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T178211: Using Munge script in standalone WDQS: Fatal error munging RDF: RDFParseException: Illegal language tag char: ':'.

I am having a similar issue see http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/WikiData_Import_2020-09-11#Issue_2

Sep 27 2020, 5:57 AM · User-Smalyshev, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Sep 25 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T263855: mvn package fails for wikidata-query-rdf on Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra.

tried

git pull 
mvn package

today and problem persists

Sep 25 2020, 3:07 PM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Seppl2013 created T263855: mvn package fails for wikidata-query-rdf on Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra.
Sep 25 2020, 3:02 PM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Seppl2013 added a comment to T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).

Still the message could be improved into "File missing or config error" and having a pointer to the FAQ and may be such a checking code or extension.

Sep 25 2020, 6:37 AM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management

Sep 6 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.

The issue here is the undecipherable error message. Since the invalid status of this task is only based on the version MW 1.33.4 that i was trying things out on is EOL. It's not clear whether the error message has been improved so that "normal" people would understand what the real problem is in more recent versions of MW. I tried out different git states yesterday and always go the same error message so that i assume there is a "real" issue behind this task. It's just that the rules within MediaWiki foundation are such that the followup will not happen immediately for this task as it's reported based on a MW 1.33.4 experience. So i think it's good to have this task for reference so that other users that might run into a similar situation can reference it. Even the hint for the workaround https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SimpleMathJax - was a bit hidden in the documentation.

Sep 6 2020, 5:20 AM · Math

Sep 5 2020

Seppl2013 closed T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4 as Resolved.
Sep 5 2020, 7:16 AM · Math
Seppl2013 added a comment to T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.

According to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Math the work-around is to install https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SimpleMathJax which i did successfully.

Sep 5 2020, 7:16 AM · Math
Seppl2013 added a comment to T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.

I am not asking for a solution but a work-around. And it would be good if such situations could be avoided in the future by proper impact analysis which extensions break on API changes and not doing API changes with too much impact.

Sep 5 2020, 6:38 AM · Math
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.
Sep 5 2020, 5:55 AM · Math
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.
Sep 5 2020, 5:54 AM · Math
Seppl2013 created T262114: Need Math extension for Mediawiki 1.33.4.
Sep 5 2020, 5:54 AM · Math

Aug 20 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T229092: Investigate migrateActors script failing due to duplicate empty actor_name.

see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T224854
and work around

Aug 20 2020, 4:19 AM · Platform Engineering (Icebox), MediaWiki-Maintenance-system

Aug 3 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).

Bawolff asked on project support desk:
How would mediawiki distinguish between the config being wrong and the file just happening to be missing?

Aug 3 2020, 12:09 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 added a comment to T224854: maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php doesn't do anything.

work around:

delete from logging where log_user_text="";
Aug 3 2020, 11:44 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-system

Aug 2 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).

Maybe this could be a step in the update.php file to check that there is a reasonable file configuration if lots of files are pointed to in the SQL file but do not properly resolve ..

Aug 2 2020, 1:52 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).
Aug 2 2020, 12:18 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).
Aug 2 2020, 12:18 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).
Aug 2 2020, 12:17 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 added a comment to T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).

Is this a request to edit https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Errors_and_symptoms#Image_Thumbnails_not_working_and/or_appearing ? - yes thats's part of the issue and I added a section.

Aug 2 2020, 12:17 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 added a comment to T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).

The issue is in the confusing message "File missing" - it's not true that the file is missing. The configuration is wrong and the pointer to the directory of files is not configured correctly. For a single such message it would not be a problem but if in "browse files" every single image shows the same misleading message "File missing" than that is an issue which should be fixed to allow administrators to get informed about the problem by their users much more quickly and more detailed than is the case right now.

Aug 2 2020, 6:02 AM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management
Seppl2013 created T259427: Make "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error message cover potential other reasons (such as incorrectly set $wg variables).
Aug 2 2020, 6:01 AM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-File-management

Jul 28 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T224854: maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php doesn't do anything.
select count(*) from logging where log_user_text="";
+----------+
| count(*) |
+----------+
|      879 |
+----------+
1 row in set (0.001 sec)
Jul 28 2020, 5:16 PM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-system
Seppl2013 added a comment to T224854: maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php doesn't do anything.

same here ...

Jul 28 2020, 5:06 PM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-system
Seppl2013 added a comment to T229092: Investigate migrateActors script failing due to duplicate empty actor_name.
 select * from actor where actor_name='';
+----------+------------+------------+
| actor_id | actor_user | actor_name |
+----------+------------+------------+
|     3164 |       NULL |            |
+----------+------------+------------+
1 row in set (0.000 sec)
Jul 28 2020, 4:55 PM · Platform Engineering (Icebox), MediaWiki-Maintenance-system

Jul 7 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T171886: installing pywikibot with pip fails because the package isn't a git repository; setup.py is unable to find the version of pywikibot.

Please reopen this issue - marking it invalid since it's not reproducible in the Wikimedia Universe is not helpful for those having the problem in their own environment .

Jul 7 2020, 5:15 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot

Jul 6 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T171886: installing pywikibot with pip fails because the package isn't a git repository; setup.py is unable to find the version of pywikibot.

You trial was obviously on Windows and not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Jul 6 2020, 9:12 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot

Jul 5 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T171886: installing pywikibot with pip fails because the package isn't a git repository; setup.py is unable to find the version of pywikibot.

It was a bit frustrating.

Jul 5 2020, 12:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot

Jul 4 2020

Seppl2013 reopened T171886: installing pywikibot with pip fails because the package isn't a git repository; setup.py is unable to find the version of pywikibot as "Open".
Jul 4 2020, 5:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T171886: installing pywikibot with pip fails because the package isn't a git repository; setup.py is unable to find the version of pywikibot.

Seems to happen again e.g. pip3 install --no-cache-dir -I pywikibot==3.0.20200508

Jul 4 2020, 5:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot

Jun 5 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T254003: How to use pywikibot to get data from SMW ask API?.
from pywikibot.data.api import Request
Jun 5 2020, 1:13 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T254003: How to use pywikibot to get data from SMW ask API?.

The https://pypi.org/project/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/ SMW support now works quite nicely to handle the SMW API. This task can IMHO be closed.

Jun 5 2020, 7:29 AM · Pywikibot

May 29 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T254003: How to use pywikibot to get data from SMW ask API?.

@Xqt - thanks for looking into this. I am currently adding this to https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/issues/1 with https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/blob/master/wikibot/smw.py where I am happily using a standard Request for the time being to simplify things. It seems that APIGenerator adds caching handling and some legacy stuff as well as continuation - for the time being i'd focus more on the core functionality of unpacking the printrequest structures delivered and being able to use cut&paste for ask queries. The implementation will be mostly along the lines of https://github.com/BITPlan/com.bitplan.simplegraph/blob/master/simplegraph-smw/src/main/java/com/bitplan/simplegraph/smw/SmwSystem.java where this was already succesfully implemented in Java.

May 29 2020, 4:42 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 updated the task description for T254003: How to use pywikibot to get data from SMW ask API?.
May 29 2020, 12:47 PM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 created T254003: How to use pywikibot to get data from SMW ask API?.
May 29 2020, 12:46 PM · Pywikibot

May 22 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T253378: pywikibot transitive dependency on crypto.

see https://pypi.org/project/py-3rdparty-mediawiki/0.0.2/

May 22 2020, 10:30 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T253378: pywikibot transitive dependency on crypto.

Looks like this is a general pip problem with transitive dependencies. The pycrypto library is also explcitly mentioned in the requirements.txt file for py-3rdparty-mediawiki. I'll try to release that library on pypi to see if that fixes the issue.

May 22 2020, 10:19 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 created T253378: pywikibot transitive dependency on crypto.
May 22 2020, 9:51 AM · Pywikibot
Seppl2013 added a comment to T248471: login() with retry=True might delete correct password if unknown APIError occurs.

I have tried today with pywikibot>=3.0.20200508 and on my local machine the tests run. I am having some trouble in the travis environment of a project I am using things now - I'll create a separate issue for that.

May 22 2020, 9:49 AM · Pywikibot

Apr 1 2020

Seppl2013 added a comment to T248471: login() with retry=True might delete correct password if unknown APIError occurs.

Could you please put a release on test.pypi.org so that I can install the master with pip ... or simply create a release candidate on normal pypi.org and put the link here.

Apr 1 2020, 10:05 AM · Pywikibot