Nat Colley wrote:
I am trying to install MediaWiki on a windows machine
(wamp) as a testing server. As near as I can tell, all has gone right
with the download and installation of the wamp – php info comes up, for
example. But navigating to index.php gets me this:
"* If you are reading this in your web
browser, your server is probably not configured correctly to run PHP
That points to php not working on your server. You need to fix it first.
Then the install.php comments say:
"To run the install script, you'll need to temporarily make
the 'config' subdirectory writable by the web server. The simplest way to do
this on a Unix/Linux system is to make it world-writable:
chmod a+w config
Hop into your browser and surf into the wiki
Are you also seeing
Setup has completed, your wiki is configured
Please delete the /config directory for extra security.
Can't write config file, aborting
To run the install script...
Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation
PHP " . htmlspecialchars( phpversion() ) . "
(a mixture of all possible messages given by the installer)
Then it is a consequence of not having php enabled. Goto step 1.
Well, obviously I am not on unix or linux. Right
clicking on the config folder and going to properties tells me that this file
is read only, but if I uncheck the box it goes right back to being read only
anyway. I seem to remember that in Windows you have to go up to the highest
folder because all these properties are normally inherited downward. I did that
all the way up to my drive itself, and it still doesn't stop them from being
Your assistance, patience, and wisdom are greatly
appreciated. Thank you.
If your issue is really with permissions writing the config folder, I
would wait for 1.17rc1 (planned for this Friday) and install it.
It uses a new installer that gives you LocalSettings.php for download
instead of writing it itself.