Chad H. <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Chad H. <> 2011-02-23 03:30:25 UTC 
(In reply to comment #0)
> I suggest splitting a config/upgrade.php off from config/index.php. This new
> script would provide a short and simple form, asking for database username and
> password only.

Resolving this WONTFIX. The core suggestion, to split upgrade/install scripts
won't be done, although a lot of the ideas in this bug are a part of the new

We no longer have to move LocalSettings, nor do we ask lots of extra questions
in the upgrade case. For securing the web installer/updater, we use
$wgUpgradeKey (which is random by default). Upgrade/Install classes are
different codepaths, and only share a UI.

(In reply to comment #1)
> The only documented upgrade procedure I can find is the one mentioned in

That is the correct document. It needs updating for 1.17, filed bug 27650 for

> It does say "The preferred method of performing the update is using the
> command-line maintenance script, although it is also possible to
> re-run the web-based installer." But maybe that's not true anymore.

You can do upgrades via the command line (as always) or via the web (with 1.17
and above). Docs will be updated to reflect this.

> Actually what I'm hoping for is a cleaner way to
> without needing to remove a production ../LocalSettings.php .

That has nothing to do with this bug.

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