There's a new episode out of my MediaWiki podcast, "Between the Brackets".
In this one I talk to Clément Flipo, who started his MediaWiki career
co-creating the tutorial site Wikifab, and now co-runs the consulting
company Dokit, which creates tutorial sites for many others. You can listen
to the episode here:
Variation of user steps on ... foot while aiming for head.
I've installed a 'new' - with a working version of MediaWiki (YES!) Before
I made it public; I started to lock it down (initially by disabling the
public ability to create a new account) until I could bet a better handle on
account access. Then I got busy.... and I forgot the credentials for the
admin (ID & Password)
So I researched - and found 'Manual:Resetting passwords'
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords> (and sub
item: 'Manual:Database access'
I *did* save the PW/ID for the database ... and logged into it.
Problem is: my database does not show any tables in the wiki database. When
I enter the command:
|wiki******** <-- Valid / correct wiki database name here
Response: Database changed
Response: Empty set (0.00 sec)
And for the next part:
When I attempt to connect via local host; the system returns a 403.6 error.
I checked the IIS settings; and the default web page (currently not WIKI)
allows for localhost connection (as does the 'wiki' site). There is no
blocking by IP active (I have added in the IIS an 'Allow' the local IP /
Can I salvage this installation? (I would prefer to not reinstall ....
Sent from: http://wikimedia.7.x6.nabble.com/WikiMedia-General-f609661.html
It appears that simultaneously with step up from php-5 to php-7, in
other words on the step from mediawiki version 1.30 to version 1.31,
Math extension changed and now its default is to use MathML provided
through "external" (from the point of view of our site) service:
https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/ In the past we always used Math with
texvc what I figure was default.
Could someone give me a hint how can I "persuade" Math extension to use
local "texvc" on latest mediawikis ver >= 1.31 ? Some like to how to do
it, would be great, or hints what could I change to achieve Math
behavior as it was on older version (up to 1.30). Or, maybe, someone
knows URL of "Math extension migration from mediawiki 1.30 to 1.31.
Thanks a lot in advance for all your answers.
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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