On Oct 26, 2004, at 1:43 PM, Rich Points wrote:
I've been trying to install MediaWiki on a Sun
Solaris machine for
about two months now. I've consulted with three programmers and
written to several lists and no one can figure it out. Has anyone out
there installed MediaWiki on this type of machine?
I did test MediaWiki 1.2 briefly on a Solaris 9/x86 box. I never got
the TeX plugin working, but other than that it seemed fine. Can you be
a bit more specific on what you've tried so far, and what the problem
seems to be?
Briefly, you need:
... for a basic install that should be it.
I think Sun ships an Apache package, if not you can get it from
I'm not aware of a PHP package, but you can install it from source
easily enough: http://www.php.net/
(If you don't have a C compiler
installed, you can get GCC from sunfreeware.com
.) I would recommend PHP
4.3.9 rather than 5.0.2 as we don't yet bundle the updated PHPTAL
template library needed to make the default page layout work on PHP5.
MySQL 3.x packages are available on sunfreeware.com
. MySQL 4.0 binaries
for Solaris are available direct from MySQL at
I would recommend MySQL 4.0; 4.1 and higher have various oddities that
may cause problems.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com