Update MediaWiki

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Updating may require doing a data base update. To do that:

  • Edit the file in your mediawiki home directory:
  • Change the user name and password to one with full privileges on your mediawiki data base. Save it as
  • Then run, from the command line:
 php maintenance/update.php
  • Your path the the php command may be different, depending on where you are hosted. On Dreamhost, the proper command to get php5 is:
 /usr/local/dh/cgi-system/php5.cgi update.php