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Brilliant application. One suggestion - on the download page can you also provide a link to the appropriate Meta/mediawiki Extension instructions/help page. Ta.

Brilliant indeed. I totally love it. :-) Thanks, Tim. --BigSmoke 21:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Problems installingEdit

I have installed exactly as per instructions 3 times - I cannot even get the <geo> tags to work. Am I missing something. Help please. Please contact me at webmaster [AT] when you have the time.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 22:55, 26 January 2009. Please sign your posts!

interfaces to subversion?Edit

are there any wiki interfaces to subversion? Do you see where I'm going with this?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sir Censor (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

How to work this extensionEdit

How do you configure this extension? I need answers! -- 03:04, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

wikitech:ExtensionDistributor--Liangent 07:23, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Missing signatureEdit

In the Download page I find a GPG security signature assuring about who packaged the tarball.

gpg: Signature made 07/13/09 20:11:00 using DSA key ID E8A3FEC4
gpg: Good signature from "Tim Starling <>"
gpg: Note: This key has expired!
Primary key fingerprint: D7D6 767D 135A 514B EB86  E9BA 7568 2B08 E8A3 FEC4

On downloading the Cite extyension I found none. Does that mean the tarball was never signed or the ExtensionDistributor doesn't support signatures?

(fixed) ExtensionDistributor error in Opera browserEdit

The Problem: The auto-start download in the ExtensionDistributor makes the Opera web-browser reload the page after 5 seconds, instead of auto-starting the download.
Version: Opera v10.10 stable-built:1893 Windows7 --FarwayK 14:09, 24 January 2010 (UTC) BTW I've never experienced this problem anywhere before.

This problem still exists and this ExtensionDistributor is still the only place where this happens.
It makes downloading extensions manually almost impossible with Opera. The refresh sends you to Special:ExtensionDistributor thereby losing the chosen extension and version data.
The only way to stop this is hitting the stop button immediately when the page starts refreshing, before the current page turns blank.
Current Version: Opera v11.00 stable-build:1156 --FarwayK 19:05, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Filed in Bugzilla as ticket 26537. Peachey88 00:52, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, now it works perfectly FarwayK 22:34, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

ExtensionFunctions.php not presentEdit

At least the finnish version of Special:ExtensionDistributor is unclear about that ExtensionFunctions thing. It should be more clearly stated, that not all extensions have this in the .tar file, and if it is not there that is not a problem. --Taleman 08:55, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Stop the RedirectEdit

The automatic redirect is annoying. I'm using Internet Explorer.

  1. First we see the "Download Mediawiki extension" page where we press Continue.
  2. The second page is where the download link is created. When that page shows up, the 3rd page shows up automatically "Download MediaWiki extension" and we lose the link.

Please stop this redirect. --Choshi 13:54, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Extensions installing, no instructions I can findEdit


I've installed the maps of to extensions to the extensions dir. After I locate my browser to I recieve an empty page. What does this mean? Need some help with this! Thanks!


How do I get my extension on here?Edit

So how can I get my extensions on here? --Jeffw(talk) 01:52, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

All extensions that are in Gerrit are shown here. ^demon (talk) 18:11, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment — Extension ManagerEdit

I'd love to get some feedback on a pie-in-the-sky idea that's come up a number of times before: an extension manager. I love this extension, and think the code could be integrated into a more robust (GUI) extension manager.

--Daniel Renfro talk/email 15:13, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

"Permission denied"Edit

Total failure on both the 1.20 and master versions. The web browser download simply fails without notification. Copying the link into a shell and trying to wget it succeeds at making a connection but then the file apparently is irretrievable. Here is the exact command line session. This would appear to be the root cause of the fails from the web browser too.

wget -c
--2013-04-25 14:29:20--


Connecting to||:443... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 740115 (723K) [application/x-gzip]

REL1_20: Permission denied

Cannot write to `REL1_20' (Success).

Update: Opening the archive directly instead of saving it seems to work. Which suggests renaming the file using the wget option for that would also work.

include installation and download instructionEdit

hi could someone write a instruction on how to install and down load extension distributor please 13:52, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Doesn't do submodulesEdit

This system doesn't initialise and checkout submodules, so the VisualEditor extension (and probably others) are broken.

Until this is fixed (how?), is it possible to stop VisualEditor showing up in ExtensionDistributor's list?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 21:28, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

@Jdforrester (WMF): right now it just redirects users to github's tarball service, which doesn't include submodules. I found this online which explains why. I'd rather not disable the downloads, I'm wondering if we could setup a post-merge jenkins-job to create a complete tarball whenever a new change is merged, and host it somewhere on labs? Legoktm (talk) 09:16, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Meh, I just wrote a simple shell script to do it. Should be reasonably simple, just requires a few changes to the extension. Legoktm (talk) 11:26, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
@Legoktm: Hmm. Do we alert users that they're subject to different terms of use from GitHub? Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 17:45, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Using ExtensionDistributor for github reposEdit

Hi, I'm trying to setup this extension for a public github repository, so people can download a tarball of a certain numerical model they would like to have. One thing is not clear to me, do you need a setup an "extension list" for a github repository as well; like for the mediawiki extension repository on Gerrit? Or are github repositories able to generate an 'extension list' on the fly?

I'm getting the following warning when trying to implement the ExtensionDistributor extension in my wiki: "Unable to fetch extension list!"

This is the URL to it:

Thank you! Albert. --Kettner2 (talk) 00:21, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Help! This is broken -- can't downloadEdit

I'm trying to download Extension:UserMerge, for version 1.25 of MediaWiki. I get to a "splash" page that says that it's preparing my download, then, after about five seconds, get redirected to the download file. But that gives a 404. This is very frustrating, because I had to keep hitting the back button to read the splash page, and finally found the link here -- isn't this a bit of a poor design, when things go wrong?

Is there some alternative way to download the UserMerge extension? If so, I don't know it, and the splash page is no help.

Thanks! Klortho (talk) 16:04, 11 June 2015 (UTC)


I feel like the instructions weren't very clear, so how exactly do I install the skin?Minecraftpsyco (talk) 21:32, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

extremely confusing and difficult to operate. I work with free software, and they are all extremely easy to install and install plugin. Mediwiki is horrible in that sense--ErnaniMarques (talk) 17:05, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Can't download extention for MediaWiki version 1.23Edit

Download link to missing file. URI does not exist. Versions 25 to 28 exists if you look at, but it seems that the version for release 1.23 is missing.

My license CC BY-SA 4.0 and GFDL licenseEdit

I want my license CC BY-SA 4.0 in languahe in bahasa melayu back... Marzbrie mbrie (talk) 00:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

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