[Mediawiki-l] relation

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Sat Apr 24 20:10:28 UTC 2004

On Apr 24, 2004, at 10:31, Pietro Speroni di Fenizio wrote:
> 1) would it be possible to run more than one wiki on
> the same basic files?
> How should I modify the LocalSettings to create the
> new wiki?

Here's a rough layout of how things are set up on Wikipedia:

A common include file directory holds the main guts: everything from 
includes/ and languages/ and a CommonSettings.php with most of the 
LocalSettings stuff customized.

Each wiki has a stub LocalSettings.php which sets the include path, 
sets a variable setting the language, and includes the common settings 
file. The publicly exposed scripts (index.php/wiki.phtml, 
redirect.php/.phtml) are symlinked from the common directory. Other 
common files are either duplicated or symlinked as necessary, so a 
minimum of things have to be changed to update all wikis at once.

>  DO I have to generate a new Database and a
> new user of the database?

Each wiki requires its own database.

> 2) I am interested in accessing the same wiki from two
> different location. One would be the basic location
> (with a name easy to remember), and the second would
> be as a subdirectory of my webpage. Would that be
> possible? I tried to copy all the files on the
> directory /wiki to another directory /wok and the
> subdirectory images and and stylesheet and the whole
> thing appeared to be accessible both at /wiki and
> /wok.
> This is interesting in itself (as a partial answer to
> the second question), but is ite safe to do so?

As long as you're not using squid caching, that's probably ok. I'm not 
sure why you'd want to do that though. :)

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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