Re: Seeking Debian Linux user that might share some tips on adding extensions.
On 04/26/2008 11:16 PM, John W Foster wrote:
I have been at this for a while but just recently installed the
Debianized versiion of Mediawiki from the Testing arena. I have been
trying, with some assistence & information from the Debian package
maintainer to get extensions to work that are not packaged with the
Debian Mediawiki. I am not new to Debian or Linux but only about a year
of practice with Mediawiki. I started off by installing the regular
version from Wikimedia/Mediawiki. After some database issues, I decided
(for ease of upgrades) to switch to the Debian version. All went well
including an upgrade, until I started trying to add extensions to the
wiki that were installed the "normal" way per the package maintainer.
This is not working. My question is : Is there any one else one the list
that might offer any tips???
I installed Mediawiki 1.12.0 from backports.org. This is what I did to
get the Cite extension enabled in that Mediawiki installation:
* I had to uncomment the Alias directive in
* I went to the configuration page .../config/index.php,
configured the application and moved LocalSettings.php
to /etc/mediawiki. The permissions and ownership were
changed to this:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4680 2008-04-27 15:09 LocalSettings.php
* I checked that the Cite extension was NOT available by going
to http://localhost/mediawiki/index.php/Special:Version .
* I read /var/lib/mediawiki/extensions/README .
* I copied the Cite extension files into
* I added this line to the end of /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php:
require_once( $IP.'/extensions/Cite/Cite.php' );
* I checked that the Cite extension was enabled in
http://localhost/mediawiki/index.php/Special:Version . It was
Note, I had previously set up my wiki database, and I already have
private wiki active.