[MediaWiki-l] Installing

Alexis Moinet alexis.moinet at umons.ac.be
Tue Jan 29 11:06:39 UTC 2013


I think the short answer is: "only if you intend to use short/pretty URLs".

Besides in the case of short URLs it can be any values as long as $wgScriptPath and $wgArticlePath are different. "w" and "wiki" are just the default values used by wikimedia and in all the examples (call them "recommended values" if you will)

If you don't use short URLs/rewrite rules, I think you don't have to set $wgArticlePath (I even believe that you shouldn't but I might be dead wrong) and that it defaults to $wgScriptPath or something derived from on $wgScriptPath

I may be wrong though. Anyone ?

Alexis


On 27/01/13 19:51, Steve VanSlyck wrote:
> But isn't the recommend method to use /w/ as Wikepedia does so that the scriptpath and articlepath don't point to the same directory?
> 
> On 1/27/2013 13.49, John wrote:
>> wiki is just a suggestion, you could call it purplepeopleeater and it
>> wouldnt make a difference /wiki/ is just short simple and to the point
>> where /w/ can be too short
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Steve VanSlyck <s.vanslyck at spamcop.net> wrote:
>>> The file "INSTALL" says, "Decompress the MediaWiki installation archive
>>> either on your server, or on your local machine and upload the directory
>>> tree. Rename it from "mediawiki-1.x.x" to something nice, like "wiki," since
>>> it'll be in your URL."
>>>
>>> Shouldn't that be "w" instead of "wiki"?
>>>
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