Last modified: 2008-08-16 21:45:30 UTC
It used to be possible to import the page when the page with the same name existed on target project, so one could import missing history if somebody just copypasted the source project last revision to target project. This is no longer possible but it should to fulfill the GFDL.
Should still work fine. What exactly do you see when you try?
* exact steps to reproduce (which wikis are you using, what pages are you trying, which buttons are you pushing)
* exact error messages, if any, or other output
Trying to transwiki Šablona:Wikimedia Foundation from w:cs:  to wikt:cs:  (to bring the missing history). The wikt:cs: one has been created as copy paste from w:cs:.
Copy all history versions for this page checked
Transfer pages into namespace: all
Pushing Import button.
Red error message on the top: Import failed: Could not open import file
Tried both Šablona: and Template: (both are ns:template names), none worked.
P. S.: After trying to transwiki this template I've tried two articles and they've been transwikied without any problem.
Ok, that was due to a downed text storage database slave. Requests for particular revisions stored on that cluster would take an extra long time due to attempts to contact the downed server before moving on to a live one.
The export request was fulfilled, but took several seconds, and the import client timed out before then.
With the dead one out of rotation, the export is quick again and import should succeed.
Note that this is a bit of a temporary hackaround; next time there's a bad server it'll do the same thing unless a better failover that doesn't take so long is put in place.
Given comment 3, I am closing this issue as INVALID, as the issue was not with special pages, but with a database server in a wiki environment. Nothing broken in MediaWiki.