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doesn't update automatically[edit]

<MrDarkUser> is there a maintanance script that will set up my interwiki links the same as mediawiki's?
<MrDarkUser> I'm trying to document it...
<brion> MrDarkUser: there's an outdated list in maintenance/wikipedia-interwiki.sql
 brion brion_sleep 
<MrDarkUser> brion, so I would just do the /. /var/www/localhost/mediawiki/maintanance/wikipedia-interwiki.sql
<MrDarkUser> from mysql prompt?
<MrDarkUser> I suppose I could read it...
<brion> sure
<brion> you might
 brion brion_sleep 
<MrDarkUser> brion does it get upgraded when I upgrade my mediawiki?
<brion> no.
<MrDarkUser> ... am I needing to do more than just upgrade the php when I upgraded from 1.2.5 to 1.3beta3? and upgraded through each version?
<MrDarkUser> If I did a new  install, would it be installed?... der...
<brion> i'm not sure what exactly you're asking.
<brion> When you first install a wiki, it imports the default interwiki link config from maintenance/interwiki.sql.
<brion> It then never ever touches it again.
<brion> So if you want something else, you have to do it manually.

Somebody might want to check my phpMyAdmin addition...It worked for me, but I'm kind of a novice to server admin.

edit a template[edit]

{{ed|Hc|this index}} actually works vi another template..

<small class="editlink">[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Template:{{{1}}}|action=edit}} Edit {{{2}}}]</small>

it could be made to work via an interwiki link!

Would someone help fix and elaborate on this? Brettz9 20:09, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)
A template does not not work in another project, so there is not much reason to edit it from that other project.--Patrick 20:48, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Changing appearance?[edit]

Is there a way that interwiki links can be set to look like external links? It'd be nice (on my wiki, at least) for them to automatically have the little arrow that indicates that you're going to a different site. --LostLeviathan 22:32, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Setting up family of projects with Commons[edit]

It's not yet clear how to set up a family of language wikis with a commons wiki for images.

I have 2 wikis with prefixes en: and pt: and "magic" interlanguage links work fine. I want users to be able to put [[Image:myimage.png]] in the source of either and get an embedded image from a third local wiki (commons:). Clicking on this embedded image should link through to a local Image page, itself carrying links to the commons Image page (i.e. working exactly as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons work together.)

To try this I uploaded an Image on the en: wiki, and set up the pt: wiki to use Shared Uploads as follows:

$wgUseSharedUploads = true;
$wgSharedUploadPath = "http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/en/images";
$wgSharedUploadDirectory = "/home/user/mydomain/www/wiki/en/images";

But putting [[Image:myimage.png]] on a pt: page still doesn't find it. What am I doing wrong?