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I see this is in your TODO list, but an attempt to bump it up the queue: would there be any possibility of adding image upload in the near future? I'm trying to figure out how I could bulk upload country flags/maps to the Japanese Wikitravel, but the whole "can't upload without logging in" thing is a pain. Jpatokal 00:13, 14 Jul 2005 (EDT)

OK, I'll bump it up. I don't know how soon I'll be able to work on it though. -- Mark 05:12, 14 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Never mind, I managed to whip pywikipediabot's upload script into shape. Jpatokal 12:09, 15 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Stupid characters[edit]

How do I use mvs with Rome/Campo de' Fiori? --elgaard 11:45, 15 Jul 2005 (EDT)

This worked:
mkdir Rome
mvs update "Rome/Campo_de'"

# make an edit
mvs commit -M -s reword "Rome/Campo_de'"
-- Mark 12:21, 15 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Extra Linefeeds[edit]

Great program Mark! Using 0.28 and have it working except when I update an existing page, it adds linefeeds to the .wiki page and then when I commit the changes back to the server it places these linefeeds in. I am not sure where within the this extra linefeed is being created. I can not see it in the do_update call. Any help would be appreciated. FYI, using Fedora linux as the mvs client OS.

-- (Smcnaught) 17:54, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

I resolved the issue by changing the following:

sub _merge {
    my ($self, $filename, $ref, $server, $local) = @_;
    $ref = VCS::Lite->new('ref', "\n", "$ref\n");
    $server = VCS::Lite->new('server', "\n", "$server\n");
    $local = VCS::Lite->new('local', "\n", "$local\n");
    return scalar $ref->merge($server, $local)->text("\n");

to: (removing the linefeed - not fully tested but appears to be working properly now.)

sub _merge {
    my ($self, $filename, $ref, $server, $local) = @_;
    $ref = VCS::Lite->new('ref', "\n", "$ref");
    $server = VCS::Lite->new('server', "\n", "$server");
    $local = VCS::Lite->new('local', "\n", "$local");
    return scalar $ref->merge($server, $local)->text("");

I am not sure if this is related to Windows installation vs linux but just wanted to put an update on the issue. (Smcnaught) 19:38, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

I think that the extra linefeed snuck in in the last verion. Thanks for the patch. As for windows vs. Linux, I don't know, I've never tried it on Windows. It probably won't work since I haven't been so careful about using portibility libs. I figured that if someone wanted it to work on Windows they'd send a patch. -- Mark 03:32, 11 April 2006 (EDT)
The patch by suppressing the carriage return doesn't fully pass the perl test of merge because the "conflict" lines are no more separated by a blank line as in the example file.

In order to pass, the should be patched itself. But I am not sure I should do that because the output is less elegant as it was. --NBrouard 12:07, 16 May 2006 (EDT)

OK. I'm having the same problem on a new machine. I'll have a solution shortly. -- Mark 04:39, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
Mark, have you been able to resolve this issue? I would like to tie mvs to an ircbot and have it update the channel when certain wiki change but can't with this current bug. I will dig into it tomorrow and see if I am able to resolve the issue but just wanted to follow up with you to see if there is anything new on your side. I will update you if I have any success. -- (Smcnaught) 02:33, 1 August 2006 (EDT)
Yes! there's been a new version up on CPAN for about a month. Sorry I forgot to update this space. -- Mark 04:51, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Problems with german umlaute[edit]

Hi, i am just testing the mvs prog and i really would like to use it, but i am having problems with special characters (like german "Umlaute"). Instead of "fünftgrößte" mvs is making "fünftgrößte" out of it. Do you have any hints, why? I am using Linux, perl 5.8.0, libwww-perl 5.8.05, mvs 0.31 -- 13:04, 17 December 2006 (EST)

Is that in the article text or in the title?
If it's in the article text then the answer is pretty simple, you just have to have your editor encode the text as UTF-8. If it's in the title I'm not sure. It definetly works for me though, and I use non-ascii characters all the time. -- Mark 17:39, 17 December 2006 (EST)
Thx for your answer. Today i updated my perl-system from the ground (cleaned the system of all perl modules and perl and reinstalled it again from source)). I am not sure, where the problem was, (maybe still an old, trouble-making module or bad perl installation....formerly when i installed perl, my system wasnt running in UTF-8 mode), but the problem ist gone and it is working now. So maybe this helps anyone, who has similar troubles.-- 04:13, 18 December 2006 (EST)

Bug in articles with a delete record ?[edit]

hallo, i think articles, which got deleted once, cannot get commits with mvs anymore. For a new task with my bot i tried to use your mediawiki software, but i got a problem. I wanted to update all population data in the infobox of the bavarian municipials (in the german wikipedia), but in around 200 articles (of ~2000 alltogether) the commit didnt work. mediawiki.errors file and Article names, which didnt work. -- 07:47, 27 June 2007 (EDT)