Manual talk:Installation

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What about non internet use[edit]

all i want to do is have it on my computer only, i already have made web pages on my computer that aren't online and linked them up, I wanted wiki program because it is easier to link, write, create. I'm trying to write a story and this is perfect for stringing my ideas together, however I cant put it online or risk someone copying my material that i would put on there. ~Fell Skyhawk

Peter Blaise says: Install and configure a "web server" (Apache, IIS) on your own computer, then the rest of MySQL, PHP and MediaWiki, then Use http://Localhost to access it locally. Since you're not serving "the web" from your computer anyway, that'll work and keep it private, but accessible to you only. Are you networked - more than one computer? Then use http://networkid from other computers on your network to see the wiki. Tell us more, and please report back how it works for you. -- Peter Blaise, peterblaise 15:21, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
I have found this page: I don't know if this can help you (except the Wikipedia database dump) SPQRobin 20:45, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Marcio Carneiro says: If you are a Linux user maybe this helps:

Installation on PHP 6[edit]

The dl() function being obsolete in PHP 6 (actually became obsolete with PHP 5), in order to install MediaWiki 1.10.1 (and probably older versions as well), you need to change the following line: if (extension_loaded($compname) or dl($compname . '.' . PHP_SHLIB_SUFFIX)) { to this: if (extension_loaded($compname)) { in other words, remove the dl() part...

Warning: PHP 6 is currently under development, and should not be used for production websites, but only as tests. (I've been using it without any problem for a while, but G-d knows when one can arise.)

Pierre Paquette (pierre [at] pierrepaquette [dot] net), 2007-07-31 05:00UT

Actually this is not enough, more errors arise after. The change I gave above only allows installation of MediaWiki under PHP 6, not its use... If anybody has any idea how I could use MediaWiki under PHP 6, please let me know; I accept direct e-mail to the address below.
Pierre Paquette (pierre [at] pierrepaquette [dot] net), 2007-07-31 05:14UT

Moved Content to Other Pages[edit]

I've moved most of the content on this page to Manual:Downloading MediaWiki, Manual:Installing Prerequisites, Manual:Installing MediaWiki and then transcluded it back in so that other pages like Manual:Installation guide can link to them as well. If there is a problem with this please let me know and I will revert it. --Cneubauer 17:44, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

No - that's fine. Ultimately, the installation guide will replace this page (once it's sufficiently completed). --HappyDog 18:07, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Installing with Xampp[edit]

This manual page is extremely scary and off-putting, especially if you're on Windows. However, I just installed MediaWiki on top of Xampp, and it was actually extremely simple. It goes something like:

  1. Download Xampp
  2. Install with default parameters.
  3. Download Mediawiki, expand in htdocs folder.
  4. Configure as normal.

Perhaps someone would like to update this page to remove all the scariness, or at least give a massive pointer at the top to how easy it is these days? Stevage 15:20, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

This page will probably be replaced by Manual:Installation guide before too long, which is closer to what you suggest. --HappyDog 07:49, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Existing pages are linked as not existing[edit]

This topic has been moved to Thread:Project:Support_desk/Existing_pages_are_linked_as_not_existing. -- 21:12, 11 July 2015 (UTC)