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)
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] cruiserlog.com when you have the time.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 22:55, 26 January 2009. Please sign your posts!
interfaces to subversion?Edit
How to work this extensionEdit
How do you configure this extension? I need answers! --188.8.131.52 03:04, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
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 <email@example.com>" 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)
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.
- First we see the "Download Mediawiki extension" page where we press Continue.
- 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 http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/LocalSettings.php I recieve an empty page. What does this mean? Need some help with this! Thanks!
How do I get my extension on here?Edit
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.
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 https://codeload.github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-Scribunto/legacy.tar.gz/REL1_20 --2013-04-25 14:29:20-- https://codeload.github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-Scribunto/legacy.tar.gz/REL1_20 Resolving codeload.github.com... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to codeload.github.com|220.127.116.11|: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 18.104.22.168 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): 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)
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: http://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/Special:ExtensionDistributor
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.
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 https://extdist.wmflabs.org/dist/extensions/VisualEditor-REL1_23-9883566.tar.gz does not exist. Versions 25 to 28 exists if you look at https://extdist.wmflabs.org/dist/extensions/, but it seems that the version for release 1.23 is missing.