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MediaWiki not fully functional

MediaWiki not fully functional
« on: April 06, 2019, 09:42:51 AM »
Hi.
Has anyone been able to get MediaWiki working properly on their server.
Everything seems ok except that I cannot get VisualEditor to work.. Having no editor toolbar is a real hindrance.
Any suggestions are welcome. Someone must have overcome this problem.

Thanks

Offline ReetP

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 11:10:24 PM »
Yes but not sure about 'visual editor'.

Is it a plugin?
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Offline mmccarn

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
VisutlEditor is an extension.  It is installed in the  Koozali wiki.

I tried to install Mediawiki using the instructions at wiki.contribs.org/Mediawiki, but they don't work:
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yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-mediawiki
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, post-transaction-actions, smeserver
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos4.zswap.net
 * smeaddons: mirror.canada.pialasse.com
 * smecontribs: mirror.canada.pialasse.com
 * smeextras: mirror.canada.pialasse.com
 * smeos: mirror.canada.pialasse.com
 * smeupdates: mirror.canada.pialasse.com
 * updates: centos4.zswap.net
base                                                                                                            | 3.7 kB     00:00     
smeaddons                                                                                                       | 2.9 kB     00:00     
smeextras                                                                                                       | 2.9 kB     00:00     
smeos                                                                                                           | 3.1 kB     00:00     
smeupdates                                                                                                      | 2.9 kB     00:00     
updates                                                                                                         | 3.4 kB     00:00     
No package smeserver-mediawiki available.
Error: Nothing to do


Offline ReetP

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 04:51:44 PM »
Looks like the contrib version was for SME 7.

I think we just installed manually straight to an ibay without a contrib.

So the wiki needs updating.

The visual.editor I have no idea. It may may have additional requirements beyond SME 9.2 - the contribs wiki does run on SME so it is not a comparison.

From the documentation it looks like it should run but is does have some limitations.
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2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

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Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 02:58:39 PM »
smeserver-mediawiki has not been maitained for years, and need some volunteer to update.

mediawiki should work in an ibay.

visualeditor need a parsoid service running in background. see https://wiki.contribs.org/Parsoid

also you will need a recent version at least 1.27 and download the appropriate version of the plugin.

Offline ReetP

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 06:00:59 PM »
My mediawiki just runs straight out of an ibay.

Just download, extract make sure you have a DB somewhere and off you go.

As JP indicates, running the visual editor may be a bit trickier.

On a side note, there is a docker install that has it all built in.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Docker
https://github.com/pastakhov/compose-mediawiki-ubuntu

That probably isn't easy or even possible to run on SME v9 but it is the way of the future.
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2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

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Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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Re: MediaWiki not fully functional
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 09:02:53 PM »
I have it working in an ibay and with parsoid for visualeditor. The wiki page i pointed out is how we did to get it working right.
We also had the pdf plugin to create book working. It also needs a service running on the server, I also wrote a wiki page for it.