[MediaWiki-l] Installing

Alexis Moinet alexis.moinet at umons.ac.be
Thu Mar 14 10:11:46 UTC 2013

On 14/03/13 01:53, Steve VanSlyck wrote:
> In eether case, the INSTALL instructions in the distributions should be clear about options (not suggesting to use "wiki" if a major option under the manual suggests the use of "w")* and should not be in conflict with the online manual.
> Is there someone on-list with the necessary magic powers to fix it?
> *I tried to update the manual to deal with the "wiki" option and my suggested fix, along with a number of typo fixes, was rejected out of hand.

I'm sorry but I fail to see how this (from the INSTALL instructions):

> 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.
>   +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>   |  Hint: If you plan to use a fancy URL-rewriting scheme to prettify your  |
>   |  URLs, you should put the files in a *different* directory from the      |
>   |  virtual path where page names will appear.                              |
>   |                                                                          |
>   |    See: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL                   |
>   +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

is not clear enough about not using 'wiki' in case of URL-rewriting/Short URLs into 'wiki', and about 'wiki' being just an *example* of naming ?


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