installing mediawiki

at home, Fedora 22

  • need to yum install php php-xml
  • “sudo restorecon -r /var/www/html/mediawiki-1.25.3/” or else local apache cannot read critical files in mediawiki directory

Perl Module for MediaWiki Bot Operations

• goal: leave a redirect to the private wiki on the public wiki pages
• found perl module to allow scripted wiki operations:
∘ bookmarked in Delicious
• tried
∘ perl -MCPAN -e ‘install MediaWiki::Bot’
∘ took a long time and ended with
Running make install
make test had returned bad status, won’t install without force
• did a
∘ cpan
∘ > force install MediaWiki::Bot
• installed in /usr/local/share

wiki “caching” problem

from email exchanges circa 4/24/2015 with Naomi Jarvis


  • create prospective image link
  • click on it; brings you upload page
  • upload the image
    • image does not appear on page after reload
    • clicking on link brings you back to the upload page

Work around

  • edit page
  • image appears, functions correctly as link

Naomi also sent email describing the problem, circa 4/25/15.


error trying to upload pptx to mediawiki

Here is the error:

Files of the MIME type “application/x-opc+zip” are not allowed to be uploaded

Lots of advice on the web, but not much help.