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| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 01:04:46 +0100
| From: Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping@...>
| To: moin-user@...
| Subject: Re: [Moin-user] Failed to update MoinMoin from 1.2.3 to 1.3.1 and
| being disappointed :-(
| Hi List!
| I'm very sorry about the way the problems I described about upgraging
| from MoinMoin 1.2.x to 1.3.x has been handled about in the user list :-(
don't be angry just help to improve the missing features.
Some problems you got may be quite difficult but the sight of view is
different too. There are several installation ways on different
platforms possible and it's hard to give a descriptions without telling
how the whole thing works. If you know a bit more about the system it's
quite easier to understand how to proceed. This starts on simple things
like how to get the version number of the current installation and ends
probably on writing an own extension.
There may be missing documentation about but if noone tells what is
missing who should know.
I have added on 12/18 a description to the user list on problems I got
solved during migration and I know some others were lucky I have added
this note. If you develope yourself programs which should run on several
platforms then you couldn't forecast what all goes wrong. You have no
control over what the user is doing and what's they are reading.
Probably they read nothing and just think they have enough skill to try
it out. (Who do read the manual of a rental car?)
All developers know about these problems too.
That's the reason why the user want's a tool which does only the job
without knowledge what it is doing. There are many more reasons for the
user too. If it is easier to write such a migration tool instead of
describing what all goes different on different platforms then we will
benefit all from that. But let's stop here.
I like to come forward with a proposal:
The mailing list is not the best place to collect the neccessary knowledge.
~ * probably you could open a page, a homepage, a FAQ or something else
~ yourself on moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de.
~ * Probably there is enough input to solve your and others problem.
~ * Probably someone could spend some time to write a different migration
~ tool for 1.4 because not all would have migrated to 1.3.x
~ * probably some volunteers would try out this tool
Institut fuer Stratosphaerische Chemie (ICG-I)
~ a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Juelich
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From: Yusuf Abdulghani <yaghani@ma...> - 2005-01-30 19:30:26
I am trying to upgrade from 1.2 to 1.3 and having a few problems. I am
running OSX. The installation seems to have gone fine. I can see the
new "FrontPage" (which is set by default) for any moinmoin
installation. However, I am unable to see any of my "data" from v1.2.
After reading through the mailing list, I discovered that I was
supposed to read "README.migration". Based on the instructions in
README.migration, I copied my original data directory to the
"../scripts/migration/" directory and tried running the migration
scripts as follows:
[localhost:MoinMoin/scripts/migration] root# python 12_to_13_mig1.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "12_to_13_mig1.py", line 58, in ?
from migutil import opj, listdir, copy_file, copy_dir
ImportError: No module named migutil
This is the error message that I get. Any ideas of what this error
message might mean? Looks like it is not finding a module called
Thanks for all your help.