[Moin-user] Question about upgrading

Chris Freemesser chris at cvs.rochester.edu
Thu Jun 23 11:08:20 EDT 2011

Hi all.

I'm in the process of replacing our old wiki server (a Mac running the MoinMoin 
1.5.3-based MoinX wiki software) with a new Mac OSX 10.6 machine running a 
"normal" version of MoinMoin 1.9.3 + Apache.

I have the new installation running, and ran the page files from the old server 
through the necessary conversion scripts (mig10 and 152_to_1050300).  I then 
invoked the moin "migration data" command specified for post 1.5.3 new style 
migrations.  The scripts seemed to work fine, but I'm not 100% sure that the 
"migration data" command ran correctly.

I find that if I try to view a page on the new server, the web browser displays 
an unhandled exception error.  If I then go into the "revisions" directory for 
that page, load the last revision into vi and immediately resave it (making no 
changes to the file), I can now view the page *and* view all previous 
revisions.  The file permissions don't seem to change after using vi, so I'm at 
a loss as to why this works.  The one thing I do notice is that when I load the 
file into vi, the line at the bottom of the window shows the filename as well 
as '[dos]'.

With about 600 pages on our wiki server, the prospect of editing these 
revisions by hand is not particularly appealing. :)  Does anybody either know 
why this is happening and how to fix it, or conversely, know a way to automate 
this "editing" process?

Thanks much,


Chris Freemesser, University of Rochester
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences /
Center for Visual Science
Meliora Hall, Room 244
E-Mail: chris at cvs.rochester.edu
Phone:  (585)275-0786

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