[MediaWiki-l] Request for MediaWiki installation assistance

Scott MacLeod helianth at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 22:07:45 UTC 2017

Hi, Amanda, Srishti, Gabriel, Petr, Lydia and All,

Thanks for this thread and your questions and responses.

I'm seeking to install MediaWiki for World University and School (which
WUaS donated to Wikidata in October 2015 per Lydia Pintscher) as well, and
began to do so last week, with guidance from Wikimedians.

I received these steps as part of this guidance -

1. Get Homebrew from https://brew.sh
2. brew install minikube docker-machine-driver-xhyve kubernetes-cli
3. brew install docker-machine-driver-xhyve
4. minikube start --vm-driver=xhyve --show-libmachine-logs --v=10

But I don't know how to do step 4. And this also may also be contingent on
the following.

I was planning on hosting this at worlduniversityandschool.org (WUaS), but
this wiki WUaS project seeks to be in each of all 358 languages in
Wikipedia, as wiki schools for open teaching and learning, so I wonder if
this is sensible. CC WUaS which is CC MIT OpenCourseWare-centric (in its 7
languages) and CC Yale OYC-centric is also planning to create major online
CC OCW universities in each of all ~200 countries' official languages to
offer free online CC OCW university and high school degrees (Bach, Ph.D.,
law, M.D. and I.B high school), so I also wonder how sensible it is to host
MediaWiki at worlduniversityandschool.org with this in mind. I'd welcome
your thinking about this, Srishti and MediaWikans.  (WUaS seeks to be
advertising free, and is also probably seeking a free host).

So, it seems that only Miraheze - https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Miraheze -
from these MediaWiki hosting services -
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hosting_services - would possibly be a good
fit, since it's free, is advertising free, allows for one's own domain, and
allows visual editor use upon request.

Per your suggestion (and another friend's at the WMF), I'll also join
the #mediawiki
IRC channel on Freenode.

So how would I begin developing WUaS in MediaWiki further with Minikube?
And would you recommend using WUaS's domain, or Miraheze or another host?

Thank you!


On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Amanda Quad <amandaquad at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm looking for some assistance with installing a personal MediaWiki
> configuration for a site that I want to set up. I've looked through almost
> all of the predefined hosting services at https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Hos
> ting_services and have not been successful at finding something that
> works for me.
> I do have a code repository of my preferred configuration settings,
> extensions, skins, etc. that is in the works at GitHub - my goal is to
> finalize it by the end of the month.
> I was wondering if there was anyone who would be willing to assist me just
> with the initial installation of MediaWiki - I can manage just about
> everything else from there.
> Sincerely,Amanda
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