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Extensions currently cannot be downloaded

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I am getting the same error, have tried a few times in the last hours. (talkcontribs)

I am having the same issue. (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Same here for usermerge

Lupin3rd~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Same for Vector extension

Aandcmedia (talkcontribs)

Same with the Cite Extension, seems to be a problem across all extensions being downloaded. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Khaled El Mansoury (talkcontribs)

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. (talkcontribs)

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

Lieutenant S. Reznov (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

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. (talkcontribs)

that ain't so easy... (talkcontribs)

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:

cd wiki/extensions

Then get the files e.g. of the Collection extension with the following command on the command line:

git clone

This will download you the folder "Collection" with the extension in it into the folder extensions/. (talkcontribs)

Can I do this using FTP? I can't seem to find a place to get to the command line. Using Core.

Jasper Deng (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately no FTP. Do you have a Git client? (talkcontribs)

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. (talkcontribs)

How can we get old versions of the extensions? I'm running 1.11 and get errors with the latest Renameuser. (talkcontribs)

Trying .. but still the same error Invalid response from remote subversion client.

Any new side available for easy downloads??

Hazard-SJ (talkcontribs)

Subversion and Git are different. (talkcontribs)

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. (talkcontribs)

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 press enter, then type git clone 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

Khaled El Mansoury (talkcontribs)

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, 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: (talkcontribs)
Hazard-SJ (talkcontribs)

I'd guess that it hasn't been transferred to git as yet. (talkcontribs)

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 (talkcontribs)

why was my message deleted? any workouround so i can download uploadloacal? regards

Khaled El Mansoury (talkcontribs)

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: 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).

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Will the extension distributor be revitalised for the extensions still on SVN?

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

The extension distributor is back on-line. :) Happy downloading. (talkcontribs)

Seem to be down again. At least for Cite: "Invalid response from Extension Distributor remote client. "

Fox6a (talkcontribs)

Exact same result when I tried to download WikiEditor. (talkcontribs)

Same with Collection. (talkcontribs)

Get the same message "Invalid response from Extension Distributor remote client" when I try to download the extension Extension:User_Merge_and_Delete from

PaulSinnema~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)
Hazard-SJ (talkcontribs)

Try using the Git version in the mean time please. If it is necessary that a SVN version is used, try doing a checkout of the repository.

Subfader (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

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. (talkcontribs)

I'm seeing the issue again now when trying to download the Cite extension.

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