On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 06:32:29PM -0500, James Reed wrote:
I would like to install MediaWiki on a remote server
to which I do not have
root access. PHP 4.2.3 and MySQL 3.23.49 are available. Has anyone here done
this before, or know of someone who has? If so, I would like to contact
Just FYI, those are _really old_ versions of PHP and MySQL. They will
probably work, but if you have any strange problems please let us know
about any error messages you get.
Also, I would like to be able to install MediaWiki by
unpacking the files
into the directory of choice, run an installation script in my browser into
which I input my host, directory, database, and software version
information, run a configuration script to setup admin accounts, display
preferences, and the like, and start using the product. Is there any
possibility of this being implemented in the near future?
This is already implemented in version 1.2. Download MediaWiki 1.2.2:
The file INSTALL contains installation instructions.
If you don't have root access to the database, you should first make
sure that you have an empty database and permission to create and
alter tables in it. If you have existing tables in this database, make
sure none of the names conflict with MediaWiki's tables (check the table
definitions in maintenance/tables.sql)
Give your existing MySQL username and password to the config script,
and just leave the root password blank.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com