[Mageia-dev] mediawiki package

Christiaan Welvaart cjw at daneel.dyndns.org
Fri May 6 12:04:08 CEST 2011


The current mediawiki package puts the temporary writable config dir in 
/usr/share which AFAIK violates FHS - /usr should only be written during 
package (de)installation. I checked out the mediawiki package in fedora 
and I think we should use it as a base for the mageia package. Significant 
differences are:

   - tex (tetex/texlive) dependency separated into a mediawiki-math pkg
   - separate code (in /usr/share) from configuration (user defined, e.g.
     /var/www or /srv) and allow multiple wiki configs

I got it working on mageia cauldron after fixing installation for 
postgresql databases, but my package is not finished: I didn't check yet 
if anything should be merged from the mageia/mandriva package, and I had 
to configure the apache side manually, while I would expect some parts to 
be preconfigured.

So is this a good plan, and is anyone interested in (co-)maintaining such 
a package?


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