On Jul 25, 9:52 pm, Benjamin Lees <emufarm...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Kevin Lucas
1) my installation instructions said to place
v1.14.0 in a version- related
directory so it's in /var/www/mediawiki/mediawiki-1.14.0.
Which instructions say
says to rename the directory to something else (mediawiki-1.14.0 is
the default directory that would be created when you untar the files);
the installation guide on MW.org
doesn't say anything on the subject.
The page at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family
"Install MediaWiki and additional tools as usual to a version-
declaring subdirectory(e.g., /home/web/mediawiki/mediawiki-1.10.0)." I
had my eye on a permitting a wiki family at one stage and so will have
seen this reference then as I sought to build a family-friednly first
In any event, you should move everything so that
MediaWiki is at
/var/www/mediawiki (or just /var/www/w;
Will do. Not sure if this makes wiki family development trickier later
but I'm keen to get the first onto the latest version as a higher
You will need to update your Apache alias, $wgScriptPath (in
LocalSettings.php), and possibly $wgArticlePath when
you do this.
2) the update
instructions say I might not have an AdminSettings.php file
but later say I must have one and it's used in the update.php command line.
I don't have one for my v1.14.0 mediawiki so do I need this and if not what
is the command for running update without it please?
You won't have it if you haven't upgraded before; you'll need to
either create it (copy AdminSettings.sample to AdminSettings.php and
then edit it) or just define $wgDBadminuser and $wgDBadminpassword in
Sounds simplest to create it. I've not looked at it so far, but will
Thanks very much for this.
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