Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:59:41 UTC
Created attachment 4319 [details]
I just upgraded from 1.8.0 to 1.11.0 and the '' links on every page were replaced by '<editsection-brackets>'. From what I've read this seems to be some kind of localization issue, but I have not changed anything.
To upgrade, I unpacked the new version, copied over my LocalSettings.php and AdminSettings.php files to the new version's directory and ran the update.php in maintenance. After that everything seems to work fine, and I can edit pages via the main edit tab, but these  links no longer appear properly.
I also tried creating a fresh LocalSetting.php file by running the config/index.php script from the browser. After this I could still see all my old data, but I still didn't have proper  links.
I've attached my LocalSettings.php file.
Very likely, MediaWiki:editsection-brackets exists and is blank. Delete it or set its content to '' (or whatever else you want to show up there).
The problem wasn't just that it didn't say '', but it (In reply to comment #1)
> Very likely, MediaWiki:editsection-brackets exists and is blank. Delete it or
> set its content to '' (or whatever else you want to show up there).
The problem wasn't just that it didn't say '', but that the text that was there wasn't a link to anything. It was just plain text.
In any case, this problems seems to have resolved itself, though I don't know how. I restarted memcached several times and still had this problem before, so it wasn't a cached value there. I didn't change anything else either. I just came back about 6 hours later and it was OK.
I'll leave the bug status as is in case anybody thinks this is worth looking into. My immediate problem is resolved however.
had a similar problem during v1.10 to v1.11 upgrade. Tried the /maintenance/language/rebuildLanguage.php script. That did it for me.
I'm going to mark this as WORKSFORME. Don't see any underlying reason why this has happened, and we haven't heard any similar complaints in the 2.5 years since this was looked at last. Feel free to reopen if anyone can replicate on any recent copy of Mediawiki.