[Mediawiki-l] Is MediaWiki-l dysfunctional? What is it good for, really? and Re: Any leads on a basic wiki setup-and-configure instruction manual?

Suman Chakrabarty suman at sscu.iisc.ernet.in
Thu May 24 20:55:40 UTC 2007


Let us assume that the kind of documentation you are expecting is not 
available. Now, coming back to the business, are you still stuck 
somewhere in the process of installation ? If yes, then if you specify 
the particular step at which you got stuck, the people here might try to 

Secondly, do you have an Apache server running, as yet ? I am a perfect 
newbie for apache/php/mysql/mediawiki myself. But first I made sure I 
have a running apache web server, where I can put HTML pages accessible 
to the world/intranet. Then I installed PHP and tested it to be working 
fine. MySQL was/is tricky for me and even now I am not very clear about 
creating databases/user privileges and so on. All I know how to assign a 
root password or create an account. Actually, PHPMyAdmin is my friend 
here. But, after all these I found installing Mediawiki was pretty 
straight forward .... or I should say, INTUITIVE. Yes, sometimes I got 
failure due to lack of permissions or version mismatch. I figured them 
out and upgraded my PHP. So, you must make sure you have an apache 
server running with functioning PHP and SQL support and you have a 
database user account with proper privileges.

Coming back again, where exactly you are stuck now ? What is the error 
message that you are getting ?


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