Manual:rebuildall.php

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rebuildall.php is one of the scripts included in the maintenance/ directory of your Mediawiki installation. Its purpose is to rebuild the links and indices used for searching your site.

You should run this script after importing some data into your wiki. It will populate the categorylinks, pagelinks, and imagelinks tables and refresh the search index. It will not import or "register" images (even if they are in upload directory and there are articles referencing them). You should use the rebuildImages.php or importImages.php scripts to do this.

This script is equivalent to running rebuildtextindex.php followed by rebuildrecentchanges.php, and finally followed by refreshLinks.php

Using the script

This script must be run from the command line.

If you are using MediaWiki 1.16.x or older: Before running the file, make sure you have an AdminSettings.php file in your wiki directory. If not, rename the AdminSettings.sample file to AdminSettings.php. Then edit the database user name and password in AdminSettings.php, exactly as you did for LocalSettings.php.

Next, open a terminal or command window and change directories to the maintenance subdirectory of the wiki.

Windows

cd C:\path\to\wiki\maintenance
C:\path\to\php.exe rebuildall.php


Linux/Unix

cd /path/to/wiki/maintenance
/path/to/php rebuildall.php


That's all!

Example

vi-notebook:/var/lib/mediawiki1.7# cat AdminSettings.php   # Create this file if not exist
<?php
$wgDBadminuser ="root";$wgDBadminpassword='Root access to the MySQL may lead to root access to the host.';
?>

vi-notebook:/var/lib/mediawiki1.7# php maintenance/rebuildall.php
** Rebuilding fulltext search index (if you abort this will break searching; run this script again to fix):
Dropping index...
Rebuilding index fields for 1426 pages...
1000
Rebuild the index...

** Rebuilding recentchanges table:
Loading from page and revision tables...
Updating links...

** Rebuilding links tables -- this can take a long time. It should be safe to abort via ctrl+C if you get bored.
Refreshing link table.
Starting from page_id 1 of 1426.
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1400
Done.