[MediaWiki-l] Request for MediaWiki installation assistance

Brian Wolff bawolff at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 22:40:30 UTC 2017

Wait what?

Why are you installing mediawiki in a kubernetes cluster on OS X?

If that sort of thing is your jam, by all means do it - but given that you
are asking for help im going to guess its not. In which case why not follow
standard install instructions (e.g. get a debian host somewhere, do:

apt-get install mysql php5 php5-apc apache2

And download/unpack the tarball to the web directory (/var/www/html)

Ultimately you may prefer a hosting solution, but if you want to do it
yourself, id suggest avoid doing things the hard way.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Scott MacLeod <helianth at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> --alsologtostderr
> "
> https://gist.github.com/Pchelolo/333e482559f7025eb253a2643ddb56d3
> 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
> 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,
> 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!
> Cheers,
> Scott
> Scott_WUaS
> 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
>> 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
>> with the initial installation of MediaWiki - I can manage just about
>> everything else from there.
>> Sincerely,Amanda
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