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Bug 5483 - broken navigation links after upgrade from 1.5 Sidebar
broken navigation links after upgrade from 1.5 Sidebar
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-06 19:50 UTC by Joerg Mitterhuber
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:56 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Joerg Mitterhuber 2006-04-06 19:50:23 UTC
in version 1.5 I customized MediaWiki:Sidebar and added 3 links
after the ugrade 
MediaWiki:Sidebar is still showing correct links but the standard links are
displayed and cannot be changed....
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-04-06 21:48:39 UTC
Clear the cache.
Comment 2 Melancholie 2006-04-06 23:43:40 UTC
If clearing your browser cache didn't work, this bug might be related to Bug
5092. If it *did* work, consider closing this bug (WORKSFORME).
Comment 3 Joerg Mitterhuber 2006-04-07 08:51:32 UTC
does not work for me.

i disabled server cache, delete the Mediawiki:Sidebar and restored only one page
containing my navigation links. 
unfortunatly mediawiki is still showing the default navigation bar
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-04-07 14:28:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
The sidebar seems to be cached in an aggressive manner. Double-check that you

[a] purged the cache on a page using it (with action=purge)
[b] did a hard-refresh in the browser

You may find you need to do this again after the second lot of modifications you
Comment 5 Joerg Mitterhuber 2006-04-07 16:00:32 UTC
did do this, but it doesnt work.

tried it on 3 different computers, with 2 different browsers....

any more ideas? 
thanks for your help
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-04-07 16:39:36 UTC
Confirm that

[a] The edit went through
[b] You haven't got $wgUseDatabaseMessages = false; in LocalSettings.php
Comment 7 Joerg Mitterhuber 2006-04-07 17:10:30 UTC
a) when i recheck MediaWiki:Sidebar i only see the 4 links i added
b) there is no such line in LocalSettings.php so i added the line
$wgUseDatabaseMessages = true; 

there must be a different place where the navigation thing is stored - because
there is no other Sidebar entry in my wiki....

best regards.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2006-04-07 17:44:22 UTC
To clear all cached bits, do:
TRUNCATE TABLE objectcache;

Editing MediaWiki:Sidebar should also always clear the sidebar cache.
(Note that page views may still be cached.)
Comment 9 Joerg Mitterhuber 2006-04-07 20:17:16 UTC
wow thanks a lot 
truncate table objectcache; did it. 

Comment 10 Murray Cumming 2006-04-26 08:54:06 UTC
I also experienced this after upgrading from a 1.5 version to 1.6.3. As
mentioned here
I fixed it by just editing and saving the Sidebar page again.

Strangely, I suspect that it was working at first after the upgrade, but the
navigation menu then reverted to the standard after a few days, until I fixed it
by re-saving the Sidebar.

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