[MediaWiki-l] setting up a wiki-farm

Brian Wolff bawolff at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 05:37:53 UTC 2017

Most likely the unix permissions are incorrect. Make sure that the apache
user (often www-data) has read access to your mediawiki install.

If its not permissions, then apache is probably misconfigured. Check the
various access directives in httpd.conf, .htaccess, etc.


On Friday, July 14, 2017, Sharon Kimble <boudiccas at skimble.plus.com> wrote:
> Paul <paulfkeffer at yahoo.com> writes:
>> You need to rename the previous LocalSettings.php to something other
>> than LocalSettings.php
> I've set up my wiki-farm as below and wiki-drugfacts displays in the
> browser, but wiki-tgmeds is failing to display saying this -
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> http://localhost/wiki-tgmeds/index.php/Main_Page
> Forbidden
> You don't have permission to access /wiki-tgmeds/index.php/Main_Page on
this server.
> Apache/2.4.25 (Debian) Server at localhost Port 80
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> So how can I get it to display properly please?
> Thanks
> Sharon.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Jul 6, 2017, at 02:07, Sharon Kimble <boudiccas at skimble.plus.com>
>>> I'm trying to set up a wiki-farm using the instructions at [fn:1] which
>>> I know are a bit old, but I like using sequential installation
>>> instructions.
>>> However, wiki-1 installs perfectly with no problems, but if I try and
>>> install wiki-2 it states "A LocalSettings.php file has been detected. To
>>> upgrade this installation, please enter the value of $wgUpgradeKey in
>>> the box below. You will find it in LocalSettings.php."
>>> I've tried using the upgrade key but am unable to progress further. I've
>>> tried removing the LocalSettings.php, installing wiki-2 and then
>>> replacing the LocalSettings.php from wiki-1. Wiki-1 still works, but
>>> wiki-2 doesn't.
>>> Wiki-1 has a prefix of 'df-' for its mariadb with the intention of
>>> wiki-2 having a prefix of 'tg-'. So they're using the same database but
>>> with different prefixes for their respective tables.
>>> Both of the sites that I'm using are purely localhost, they will have no
>>> internet presence at all, and are just intended to be used for
>>> generating and checking new pages in their respective wikis.
>>> So how can I easily install wiki-2, and perhaps others, too please?
>>> Thanks
>>> Sharon.
>>> [Fn:1]
> --
> A taste of linux = http://www.sharons.org.uk
> TGmeds = http://www.tgmeds.org.uk
> DrugFacts = https://www.drugfacts.org.uk
> Debian 9.0, fluxbox 1.3.5-2, emacs 25.1.1, org-mode 9.0.9

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