An open source wiki engine which is available under the GNU General Public License.

It's used in Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikibooks...) and many other wikis.

See: https://www.mediawiki.org/

This documentation covers the "new" MediaWiki package of 1.27+. Documentation for the "old" package which was unmaintained, had security issues, etc. can be found in the page history. Additionally, the old mediawiki-extensions* packages are no longer supported.

The new package is available in jessie-backports and will be included in stretch. Ubuntu Xenial and Trusty users can use a PPA by the same maintainer.

There are some more details at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Legoktm/Packages.

Status

* pkg-mediawiki-devel list at Debian

*mediawiki-distributors list

Specified versions will be maintained as long-term supported (LTS), with support from MediaWiki developers and the distro packagers.

Debian changes to MediaWiki

We change a few things about MediaWiki to fit in with what Debian expects. Files can be found in the following places:

Installation

# apt install mediawiki

If you use Apache, MediaWiki will automatically be configured to serve it at http://localhost/mediawiki/. You can then visit that in your webbrowser, and go through MediaWiki's web installer.

If you use a different webserver, you'll need to manually configure it to use PHP to serve /var/lib/mediawiki.

The web installer will prompt you to download a ?LocalSettings.php file. You should save it to /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php.

Credits

This page is under the GNU GPL2 license; parts of it were relicensed from a text released under incompatible GFDL 1.2 and CC-BY-SA 3.0 licenses by its authors (mainly David Gerard).


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