This page is part of the article

MediaWiki for a Museum

and describes the Installation.

After copying into another Wiki the new name of the page can be found commented out in the sorce code:

<!-- [[{{ns:project}}:Installation]] -->

Delete the lines above and below containing the following characters:

<nowiki><!-- --></nowiki>

Finally in the source code the line should be look like this:


Using this link the new page can be created and the whole source code should be copied and pasted there.

Customizing the chapter Installation Edit

Some of the specifications have to be customized for the installation:

[local path]
[Name of the intranet directory]

Formatting and square brackets (''[]'') have to be removed after the import of the source code into another Wiki to make the links work.

Installation Edit

The following data were documented during the installation of the Page|Museums]] and afterwards pasted in the page Museums:Installation.

  • Packet unpacked, Version 1.10.1
  • Directory (wiki) copied to /[local path]/http_files/[Name of the intranet directory]/docs/
  • Missing packets installed: php5-mysql, mysql-devel, php5-gd

Installation skript Edit

  • Start of the installation script (Websetup)
  • Output: MediaWiki 1.10.1 Installation
    • Checking environment...
    • Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation problems.
      • PHP 5.1.2 installed
      • Found database drivers for: MySQL
      • PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
      • Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
      • Session save path (/var/lib/php5) appears to be valid.
      • PHP's memory_limit is 8M. Attempting to raise limit to 20M... ok.
      • Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator, or APC. Object caching functions cannot be used.
      • Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
      • Couldn't find GD library or ImageMagick; image thumbnailing disabled.
      • Installation directory: /[local path]/http_files/[Name of the intranet directory]/docs/wiki
      • Script URI path: /wiki
      • Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki.

Site config Edit

Part Parameter Value
Site config Installation directory /[local path]/http_files/[Name of the intranet directory]/docs/wiki
Site config Script URI path /wiki
Site config Wiki name Museums
Site config Contact e-mail wiki-admin@[Domain]
Site config Language de - Deutsch
Site config Copyright/license GNU Free Documentation License
Site config Admin username WikiSysop
Site config Password [*******]
Site config Shared memory caching No caching
E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup E-mail features (global) Enabled
E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup User-to-user e-mail Enabled
E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup E-mail notification about changes Enabled for changes to user discussion pages, and to pages on watchlists (not recommended for large wikis)
E-mail, e-mail notification and authentication setup E-mail address authentication Enabled
Database config Database type MySQL
Database config Database host localhost
Database config Database name wikidb
Database config DB username wikiuser
Database config DB password [***********]
Database config Superuser account yes
Database config Superuser name root
Database config Superuser password [***********]
Database config Database table prefix mw_
Database config Database charset Backwards-compatible UTF-8

Finish Edit

  • File Localsettings.php copied from ~/wiki/config to ~/wiki, ~/wiki/config deleted
  • Test URL: http://testwiki.[Domain].de/wiki
  • Aliases added to file wiki.conf

Additional installations Edit

Ploticus Edit

see also Museums:Configuration/Setup No. 8

ImageMagick Edit

see also Museums:Configuration/Setup No. 9

  • Vers. 6.3.5-8
  • Download
  • gunzip ImageMagick.tar.gz | tar xvf –
  • cd ImageMagic* | ./configure | make | make install
  • Test (/usr/local/bin/convert logo: logo.gif) failed
    • (error while loading shared li-braries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
    • Fix:
The following should solve the problem:
Edit your /etc/ and add the line:
Save the file, then run the command:

phpMyAdmin Edit

see also Museums:Configuration/Setup No. 10

  • Download Vers. 2.11.0
  • gunzip | tar xvf
  • Directory copied to /[local path]/http_files/admin/phpMyAdmin
  • Rights changed, *.conf edited for apache2
  • copied to
  • Configuration via Web http://testwiki.[Domain].de/wiki/pma/scripts/setup.php
  • Php-Modules php5-mcrypt and php5-mbstring installed additionally
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