> James Reed: 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
> this before, or know of someone who has? If so, I
would like to contact
Brion Vibber: Just FYI, those are _really old_
versions of PHP and MySQL.
probably work, but if you have any strange problems
please let us know
about any error messages you get.
I know, but my hosting service is free and friendly (for the next three
years). If I wanted to pay for a root server package, then I could have
anything I wanted, but....
> James Reed: 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
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?
Brion Vibber: This is already implemented in version 1.2. Download
> The file INSTALL contains installation
I previously tried to install 1.1.0. I just downloaded 1.2.2 and will try to
install it sometime tomorrow. (Note to self: You really need to pay more
attention to the list and news releases....)
Brion Vibber: If you don't have root access to the
database, you should
> 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.
When you say "root access to the database", do you mean access to the root
of the server on which the database is run or access to the root of a
particular database? I have access to the root of a particular database. The
database is on a separate server on a different domain from my web hosting
service, but I have the database host server name and database name, which I
access via a database user name and password. I have accessed and used the
database via PHP MySQL calls with other software packages with that
information without any problems.
Joachim Schiele: I have done this on sourceforge.net
and it's running
quite good. There is only
> the login problem but i assume this could be made better or will be gone
> after an upgrade (at least form me) but so far we are using this wiki with
> Here is a good dokumentation i used:
> Try section 5, this is what you want.
> 5 Installing MediaWiki on SourceForge
> I recommand that you do some installs on
your localhost first to get a
feeling for the software ;-)
I don't have a GNU/Linux box to try this on since my hard drive crashed
(thanks to my parents for use of their computer in the mean time).
I'll definitely print off a copy of those pages before beginning.
I'll let you know how installation goes.
~ James Reed