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
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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: http://search.cpan.org/~lifeguard/MediaWiki-Bot-5.006002/lib/MediaWiki/Bot.pm
∘ 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