[Mageia-discuss] Mediawiki installation not pulling in whats required?

John Bowden led43john at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 28 14:42:04 CEST 2012

On Wednesday 28 Mar 2012 13:09:47 Oliver Burger wrote:
> Am 28.03.2012 13:33, schrieb John Bowden:
> > Hi
> > I been tinkering with setting up a test wiki @home to test out my 
> > wiki pages before going live. After failing on one pc and 
succeeding on
> > a second box, both of which had task-lamp pre installed. I 
thought it
> > might be a good idea to do a page on our wiki.
> > If mediawiki is installed onto a box without the LAMP stack should
> > installing mediawiki also pull in mysql (mag1) or mariadb (mag2), 
> > and apache? Or would that be for say a task-mediawiki (I know 
> > does not exist). Just wandering before I proceed with the page 
for our
> > wiki
> The current setup of our mediawiki package - which will be 
changed but
> not before Mga2 release - does some strange things.
> The package mediawiki requires mediawiki-minimal which itself 
> php-mysql and php-pgsql.
> It can now be discussed, why php-mysql and php-pgsql do not 
require php
> itself and a webserver.
> This should perhaps filed as a bugreport assigned to the php 
> it's imho not a good idea to let mediawiki require php directly Other
> distros - iirc fedora - do provide a php package for use with a
> webserver and another one for use on the cli.
> Php itself can be used as a script language on the command line 
as well.
> The database server itself is explicitely not required, since you can
> use a database running on a different server.
> It's not a good idea to let mediawiki require the database server
> itself, since it will bloat a server setup which relys on a remote
> database server.
> Oliver
I was wandering about the database aspect in perticular, but I did 
not think about running it on a different box. I will adjust my wiki page 
to reflect that.
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