Manual:Installation guide has one section with a 400 words summary, but then links to a "Main installation guide" composed of 4+4 more pages. None of these pages is translatable. Can we consolidate truly important information and make it translatable? Currently one is supposed to find the following logical steps.
- Download is the page
- Template:DownloadMediaWiki duplicates most info
- Download from Git is sometimes linked instead from docs
- Manual:Installing_MediaWiki#Download_MediaWiki_software duplicates it again
- Manual:Upgrading#Unpack_the_new_files again
- Manual:Installation requirements
- Manual:Installation guide has a largely duplicative summary (which I've now transcluded in the former). Does the complete page really offer any additional value to users (as opposed to devs)?
- Repeated in Manual:Upgrading#Check_requirements
- Actual preparation of requirements: Manual:Installing_MediaWiki#Create_a_database takes most of the space in the guide.
- The actual installation
- Misc troubleshooting and alternatives if something went wrong
or Manual:Configuration#Configuring MediaWiki (merge proposed)
- A handful of pages linked from there for specific config issues like Manual:Short URL and Manual:Page customizations
- More supposedly MediaWiki-specific server setup information, like Apache configuration, robots.txt, texvc, Comparison of extensions in distributions, ...
- Manual:Performance tuning
- Other stuff indexed in Manual:System administration and Manual:LocalSettings.php
- Manual:Configuring MediaWiki
- Informative material
The pages in bold are part of the official Template:InstallationNav (which complements Template:MediaWiki Introduction): they are supposed to be the official path and need special care and coordination.