[Mediawiki-l] Installing MediaWiki: include errors [Solved]

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 27 06:55:12 UTC 2007

One more follow-up: I just got an error saying at least PHP version 
5.0.0 is required. Hopefully that will be an easier fix than this one 
was. BB

Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> It sure was simple! I had opened the zip file in Windows and copied 
> and pasted rather than extracting. The result was that I lost the file 
> structure.
> What tripped me up was that I interpreted (./includes/WebStart.php) to 
> mean a parameter of include rather than a subdirectory of include. BB
> Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm following the instructions at 
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Running_MediaWiki_on_Windows#Installing_Apache.2C_PHP_and_MySQL_as_a_Package 
>> to install a wiki on my computer and seem to have made it through 
>> everything except the very end.
>> When I try to access http://localhost/mediawiki/, I get the following 
>> error:
>> -----
>> Warning: main(./includes/WebStart.php): failed to open stream: No 
>> such file or directory in C:\OTW\MediaWiki\index.php on line 4
>> Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 
>> './includes/WebStart.php' (include_path='.;C:\Program 
>> Files\TSW\Apache2\php\pear\pear\') in C:\OTW\MediaWiki\index.php on 
>> line 4
>> -----
>> I've got TSW Control Center working under http://localhost:3000/, and 
>> http://localhost/ shows a folder called MediaWiki. When I try to 
>> click on the folder I get the same error as above, but the files 
>> appear to be there.
>> I'm operating on Windows XP. I installed TSW (The Saint WAMP). On my 
>> C drive, I set the directory OTW, under which I have the subdirectory 
>> MediaWiki, with all 884 files, which seem to have the appropriate 
>> files. All the Apache services appear to be working.
>> It seems like something simple, but I can't solve it. Can anyone help 
>> me with this?
>> Best regards
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> a cyberbreath for language life
>> livinglanguages.wordpress.com

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