[Wiki-offline-reader-l] [Wikireader] a DVD with the Spanish Wikipedia (was [Argentina] WikiBrowse improvements)

Ángel González keisial at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 21:53:28 UTC 2010

El 30/04/10 17:43, Alejandro J. Cura escribió:
> Hi everyone, we need your help.
> We are from Python Argentina, and we are working on adapting our
> cdpedia project to make a DVD together with educ.ar and Wikimedia
> Foundation, holding the entire Spanish Wikipedia that will be sent
> soon to Argentinian schools.
> Hernán and Diego are the two interns tasked with updating the data
> that cdpedia uses to make the cd (it currently uses a static html dump
> dated June 2008), but they are encountering some problems while trying
> to make an up to date static html es-wikipedia dump.
> I'm ccing this list of people, because I'm sure you've faced similar
> issues when making your offline wikipedias, or because maybe you know
> someone who can help us.
> Following is an email from Hernán describing the problems he's found.
> thanks!
> -- alecu - Python Argentina 2010/4/30 Hernan Olivera
> <lholivera at gmail.com>: Hi everybody, I've been working on making an up
> to date static html dump for the spanish wikipedia, to use as a basis
> for the DVD. I've followed the procedures detailed in the pages below,
> that were used to generate the current (and out of date) static html
> dumps: 1) installing and setting up a mediawiki instance 2) importing
> the xml from [6] with mwdumper 3) exporting the static html with
> mediawiki's tool The procedure finishes without throwing any errors,
> but the xml import produces malformed html pages that have visible
> wikimarkup. We would really need to have a successful import from the
> spanish xmls to a mediawiki instance so we can produce the up to date
> static html dump. Links to the info I used: [0]
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation_guide/es [1]
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Running_MediaWiki_on_Ubuntu [2]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_database [3]
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps [4]
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Importing_a_Wikipedia_database_dump_into_MediaWiki
> [5] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dumps [6]
> http://dumps.wikimedia.org/eswiki/20100331/ [7]
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Alternative_parsers (among others)
> Cheers, --
Hola Hernán,

You may have used one of the corrupted dumps. See

Otherwise, did you install parserfunctions and other extensions needed?

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