Mediawiki Package

Asked by Payo

According to:'s Manual:Running MediaWiki on Ubuntu:

"MediaWiki can also be installed using aptitude. The Ubuntu MediaWiki package is unsupported and usually outdated. We do not recommend you use it." -

Is there anyway this situation can be changed? do we know why Mediawiki Foundation don't recommend it? (apart from it being an outdated version of Mediawiki).



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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Have you tried contacting the developers directly?

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Yongmin Hong (revi) said :

It's simply because ubuntu version is not up-to-date with mw's latest stable version (as of 2015-03-03, it's 1.24 (for LTS, 1.23) but ubuntu hosts 1.19 - legacy LTS which EOL is coming in May 2015) and wmf doesn't look like they want to do packaging.)

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