[Moin-user] Howto migrate from Moinmoin 1.5.8 -> Moinmoin 1.6.0 ?

Uwe Rehse urehse at gmx.de
Thu Dec 27 21:59:01 EST 2007

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during this night I have installed the new MoinMoin release 1.6.0 on
my openSuSE 10.3 (Python 2.5.1) PC. Because I'm a long time MoinMoin
user with several installations (with a few thousand pages) in my
company the installation finished with no problems; the test wiki
(that means a new instance) is working as expected.

But the migration of an existing 1.5.8-wiki failed: I have created a
new 1.6.0 instance, copy the files 1.5.8-wiki/data/pages to the direc-
tory 1.6.0-wiki/data/pages and called the script

moin --config-dir=/usr/share/moin/1.6.0-wiki
- --wiki-url=http://localhost/1.6.0-wiki migration data

(following README.migration)

The script finished with the message
- ------------
Calling migration script for /usr/local/share/moin/jumbonet/data, base revision
Final mig script reached, migration is complete.
- ------------

But the result is not as expected: the new MoinMoin wiki uses a different
syntax for macros & links: e.g. new <<Include(..)>>, old [[Include(..)]];
the syntax for named HTML-links changed too. The "old"-syntax seems not to
work anymore and the migration procedure did not convert the old syntax in to
the new one.
So, unfortunately, at the moment the "migrated" 1.6.0-wiki is completely
useless for me.

I tried to update a working 1.5.8 installation to 1.6.0 on another system
with the same unsatisfying result.

May be I was doing something wrong during the migration procedure; but
reading the manuals and searching at the moinmoin-homepage (and asking
Google...) did not provide a solution...

Could you give me any hint howto to solve the described problem ?


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