Extensions currently cannot be downloaded
Last edit: 16:33, 1 May 2012
I'm trying to download the Math extension and MediaWiki is returning the following error: Invalid response from remote subversion client. No other information is given. The download url is http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:ExtensionDistributor/Math.
Last edit: 11:43, 6 May 2012
I am getting the same error, have tried a few times in the last hours.
I should add that I'm try to get the Cite extension for 1.15: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:ExtensionDistributor?extdist_extension=Cite&extdist_version=branches%2FREL1_15&extdist_submit=Continue
Same with the Cite Extension, seems to be a problem across all extensions being downloaded. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
I've now added a link in the Template:WikimediaDownload template to making a Git snapshot. The only downside with this is the fact that the snapshot will turn out to be a tar.gz instead of a zip file, but hey, it works at least! This is now visible on all extensions which are hosted on the MediaWiki repository, one just needs to click the Git link next to Download snapshot.
I think it has something to do with switching to GIT. But instead of the Subversion place. However the implications seem to be that no one can download anything properly. Been trying with Cite, which I got from the info box, but doesn't seem to work properly yet
I've been having the same problem.
I just asked in the IRC channel and they know that it's broken, but don't have a plan, when it will be fixed again.
In the meantime, if you need an extension, you can clone the Git repository with the extension code in it.
Last edit: 12:50, 4 May 2012
It's better than nothing, right?
As long as this problem is not fixed, you can update extensions using the command line (= Shell). On the Shell go to the folder "extensions/" in your installation:
Then get the files e.g. of the Collection extension with the following command on the command line:
This will download you the folder "Collection" with the extension in it into the folder extensions/.
Can I do this using FTP? I can't seem to find a place to get to the command line. Using Core.
I think not, but I am not sure how to find out! I went here and copied everything (except the language files) into a folder called Cite in extensions and then wrote the appropriate line in LocalSettings.php. Special Pages: Version tells me I have Cite but when I use the
< ref>text< /ref> with </references>
feature I get the following: <cite_reference_link> </references> and <cite_error> I do not get a footnote. I have been at this for days now and am at my wit's end.
Trying .. but still the same error Invalid response from remote subversion client.
Any new side available for easy downloads??
Khaled El Mansoury has just fixed the Extension Box on each page. Now you have a link to Git like this one: Git Change the extension name from "Collection" to what you need to get your extension. Attention: After extracting this archive, the folder you get will have some Git Commit name appended. You still have to remove this Commit name = rename the folder to "Collection" (or whatever extension you downloaded).
However, the download connector (which is only for SVN) still is broken.
my good friends, i am having the same problem. no extensions is working. the solution is to download git for windows if you have windows. click on the git bash type this git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/core.git press enter, then type git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/TitleKey.git and press enter, then copy the folder TitleKey and paste on the extension folder of your wiki. then change the localsettings as per instructions. i am not an expert and have no idea what git is. the snapshot was good for me. now i just have to do things the hard way but at least i can keep moving. regards
Hi, Just to let you know. You no longer have to do that!
I have fixed the download, by simply implementing a link next to "Download Snapshot". The link text is Git, just click on it and it will automatically prompt for download a tar.gz archive which you can extract with tools like WinRAR, 7-zip, IZArc and pretty much any other ZIP/RAR archive program.
You will have to remove a code from the extracted folder, though. E.g. in your case when you download TitleKey, the resulting folder after extraction as of now is called "TitleKey-master-c5cf217", you should rename that to "TitleKey" before uploading it.
Though your method works it is quite tedious, a long process and unnecessary in comparison to a simple click on a download link.
Also when you clone the main software (i.e. core) through
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/core.git, you download the current development version, i.e. an unstable in-progress future version being worked on by MediaWiki developers, instead of the current stable release, which you can download here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download
sorry el man, but it does not work for http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UploadLocal and for google maps extension. it only works for titlekey. how can i make the most recent stable version using the GIt bash? what would be the writtign that i would have to input? something like git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/stable/core.git i imagine. regards
well, so what can i do my friend to be able to donload the UploadLocal extension? i got tons of files to upload and MultiUpload (or any other bulk upload extension i have found) will not work as the MultiUpload. any workouround? regards
why was my message deleted? any workouround so i can download uploadloacal? regards
That's right, the UploadLocal extension has not been transferred to Git, since its author hasn't requested to do so yet.
For the moment, I cannot think of any other way than either installing TortoiseSVN and downloading it via the SVN URL below: http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/UploadLocal/ or simply clicking on it and downloading the files separately one-by-one.
For this extension there are only 6 files and 1 folder with 1 file in it after all, so it shouldn't take you more than than a minute.
I have now made this SVN link available in all the extensions, it is found right next to the Git link. (Git | SVN).
Will the extension distributor be revitalised for the extensions still on SVN?
The extension distributor is back on-line. :) Happy downloading.
Seem to be down again. At least for Cite: "Invalid response from Extension Distributor remote client. "
The bug is reported to the devs and marked as blocker: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41081
I'm getting an error similar to what was posted here when trying to download an extension:
Invalid response from Extension Distributor remote client.
I'm seeing this is multiple extensions: ConfirmAccount, ConfirmEdit, SyntaxHighlight_Geshi are some examples
The bug listed above is marked as fixed, but I'm not able to download extensions currently.
I'm seeing the issue again now when trying to download the Cite extension.