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Bug 12605 - Add a transwiki import group on mediawiki.org
Add a transwiki import group on mediawiki.org
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Language setup (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-01-12 23:34 UTC by Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)
Modified: 2008-01-13 02:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-01-12 23:34:08 UTC
There are still tons of pages about MediaWiki on Meta that haven't been ported to mediawiki.org, so help would be useful in that respect.  An import group exists for this purpose, but nobody (except I guess stewards) can add or remove it.  Therefore anyone who wants to help out with importing has to be made a sysop, which is kind of unreasonable.  So it makes sense to me that bureaucrats should be able to add/remove import.  (I assume the only right it grants is the import right.)

I don't know if there's supposed to be some kind of discussion or community consensus on mediawiki.org, or if devs should get to decide stuff like this on their own.  If you want a discussion I'm sure I could make one, but with <10 edits/hour on the site I don't know how many responses it will get.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-01-12 23:57:11 UTC
Okay, I don't know if this group allows importing from XML files as well.  If so, this isn't what is desired.  If the group has the 'importupload' permission, don't do this.  What's desired is a group with the 'import' permission only, and not the 'importupload' permission, which bureaucrats can add and remove.  (Maybe call it 'transwiki' or something.)
Comment 2 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2008-01-13 00:32:41 UTC
The "import" group has only the "importupload" right, and sysops have the "import" right.
So the solution would be to grant the sysop status (or request to add 'mediawikiwiki' => array( 'import' => array( 'import' => false ), ), to 'wgGroupOverrides')

Marked as invalid, because you said you don't need the "importupload" right, only the "import" right.
Comment 3 Casey Brown 2008-01-13 00:41:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The "import" group has only the "importupload" right, and sysops have the
> "import" right.
> So the solution would be to grant the sysop status (or request to add
> 'mediawikiwiki' => array( 'import' => array( 'import' => false ), ), to
> 'wgGroupOverrides')
> 
> Marked as invalid, because you said you don't need the "importupload" right,
> only the "import" right.
> 

Actually, AFAIK, the import group has two permissions: "importupload" and "import" (i.e. transwiki import and file import).
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-01-13 00:48:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The "import" group has only the "importupload" right, and sysops have the
> "import" right.
> So the solution would be to grant the sysop status (or request to add
> 'mediawikiwiki' => array( 'import' => array( 'import' => false ), ), to
> 'wgGroupOverrides')
> 
> Marked as invalid, because you said you don't need the "importupload" right,
> only the "import" right.

I want a group that has *only* the import right.  I don't want to have to give sysop status, more or less (irrevocably as far as my permissions are concerned), for the sole purpose of importing pages.  That prevents me from giving it to new or otherwise not-fully-trusted people.

I'm not aware that we have any sysadmin by the name of Robin.  If you don't have shell access or a very good reason, please don't mark shell bugs as INVALID, thanks.
Comment 5 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2008-01-13 01:03:18 UTC
I'm certainly not a sysadmin.
I'm sorry for marking this bug as invalid; but I thought this was appropriate.
Comment 6 Casey Brown 2008-01-13 01:58:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not aware that we have any sysadmin by the name of Robin.  If you don't
> have shell access or a very good reason, please don't mark shell bugs as
> INVALID, thanks.
> 

You do not need to be a sysadmin to mark bugs as anything, much less invalid.
Comment 7 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-01-13 02:32:08 UTC
Fixed by Tim.

(In reply to comment #6)
> You do not need to be a sysadmin to mark bugs as anything, much less invalid.

Replied by e-mail.

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