Wiki Troubles

So, I’ve been tinkering with having a local wiki on my laptop for notes and stuff, but I’ve run into the problem that, although pictures seem to be stored in the right location, and pages are created for them in the wiki, they won’t display.  Anyone out there know much about php, mySQL, and MediaWiki to possibly help me out?  I’m on a computer running Kubuntu, with the standard php5, mySQL and MediaWiki packages…

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.


About Charles Siegel

Charles Siegel is currently a postdoc at Kavli IPMU in Japan. He works on the geometry of the moduli space of curves.
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6 Responses to Wiki Troubles

  1. wardjm says:

    Hey Charles! I like your blog posts. I have pretty good experience with php and mySQL, but if you are just interested in a local wiki then there might be something interesting to try. There is a wiki called “didiwiki” which is much more lightweight (it requires no extra scripting language or webserver or anything). I installed it “out of the box” using synaptic on basically a Ubuntu build (it’s actually called LinuxMint which has Ubuntu running underneath). So once you install, you want to get it booted up with a commandline command like:
    $ didiwiki -p 9437 &
    (the -p gives the port you are using, go ahead and pick whatever).
    Then in your browser you can go to:
    and start editing.
    If you insist on MediaWiki (perhaps didiwiki doesn’t have the functionality you are looking for), then maybe I’ll poke around with MediaWiki to see if I can understand what’s going on.

  2. Does DidiWiki support Latex? That’s really the main functionality that I’m trying to get.

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  4. Ok, my officemate solved the problem. Needed to go into the Math.php and MediaTransformOutput.php files and edit, in the latter, the function toHtml, so that it would prepend /mediawiki/ to the url for the image, and in the former, the _linkToMathImage function for the same purpose. Also, put the alt text and such after the link, not sure if that had an affect. Putting the solution here in case someone else has the problem.

  5. Michael says:

    If it is not too late you may also consider using Instiki since it allows you to export your content to LaTeX

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