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Bug 17394 - Make the installer check whether it's installing an old version
Make the installer check whether it's installing an old version
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 20628
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Reported: 2009-02-07 05:37 UTC by Emufarmers
Modified: 2011-01-25 01:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Emufarmers 2009-02-07 05:37:30 UTC
I see a lot of support requests from people who have evidently just installed an old version of MediaWiki.  Why not make the installer check what the latest stable version is (by looking at, maybe?) and complain if the user is installing something out-of-date?

This check should probably fail silently if it can't connect to
Comment 1 Emufarmers 2009-02-07 08:47:15 UTC
[02:10] <TimStarling> if someone is installing 1.9.3 from their distro, you can't have a warning telling them to install it from source
[02:10] <TimStarling> the distro will just patch the warning out
Comment 2 MZMcBride 2009-02-08 00:29:06 UTC
Re-opening this.

The idea seems like a sound one. While it may be a bitch to implement properly, and it could even take months or years to do so, there's no reason to mark this as WONTFIX (as in, we're never, ever gonna fix this so stop asking).
Comment 3 Chad H. 2010-05-10 17:04:15 UTC
This is done with the new-installer being merged in r66008.

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