Debian 8: Install MediaWiki for wiki software

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1 Install MediaWiki

  • Changing open port of firewall from https to http, you can connect via http.
  • MEDIAWIKI_PASSWD is password of admin user in mediawiki.
  • MYSQL_PASSWD is password of root user in mysql-server.

#!/bin/shset -e# MediaWiki version will be changed by debian update.MEDIAWIKI=[ -z “${MEDIAWIKI_PASSWD}” ] && MEDIAWIKI_PASSWD=mediawiki[ -z “${MYSQL_PASSWD}” ] && MYSQL_PASSWD=mysqldebian_install_mysql(){ cat <<EOF | sudo debconf-set-selectionsmysql-server-${MYSQL_VERSION} mysql-server/root_password password ${MYSQL_PASSWD}mysql-server-${MYSQL_VERSION} mysql-server/root_password_again password ${MYSQL_PASSWD}EOF sudo apt install -y mysql-server}debian_install_mediawiki(){ sudo apt install -y devscripts mkdir mediawiki cd mediawiki/ wget -q ${MEDIAWIKI}/mediawiki_${VERSION}-${RELEASE}.debian.tar.xz wget -q ${MEDIAWIKI}/mediawiki_${VERSION}-${RELEASE}.dsc wget -q ${MEDIAWIKI}/mediawiki_${VERSION}-${RELEASE}_all.deb wget -q ${MEDIAWIKI}/mediawiki_${VERSION}.orig.tar.gz tar zxf mediawiki_${VERSION}.orig.tar.gz cd mediawiki-${VERSION}/ tar xf ../mediawiki_${VERSION}-${RELEASE}.debian.tar.xz sed -e ‘s/php-mbstring, php-xml/libapache2-mod-php5/’ -e ‘s/php-/php5-/g’ -e ‘s/php,/php5,/g’ -i debian/control pkgs=$(dpkg-checkbuilddeps 2>&1 | sed -e ‘s/.*build dependencies://g’ -e ‘s/([^)]*)//g’) # shellcheck disable=SC2086 sudo apt install -y ${pkgs} dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb || (sudo apt install -f -y && sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb) cd ../.. rm -rf mediawiki cd /usr/share/mediawiki sudo php maintenance/install.php mediawiki admin –pass “${MEDIAWIKI_PASSWD}” –dbname my_wiki –dbuser root –dbpass ${MYSQL_PASSWD} –scriptpath /mediawiki}debian_install_apache(){ sudo apt install -y apache2 sudo mv /etc/apache2/conf-available/mediawiki.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/mediawiki.conf.orig cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf-available/mediawiki.conf<VirtualHost _default_:443> SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key$(sed -e ‘s/^/ /g’ /etc/apache2/conf-available/mediawiki.conf.orig)</VirtualHost>EOF sudo a2enmod ssl sudo a2enconf mediawiki sudo systemctl enable apache2 sudo systemctl restart apache2}debian_main(){ debian_install_mysql debian_install_mediawiki debian_install_apache}debian_main

2 Access to MediaWiki

Access to the following URL.


Because the chrome does not have this page’s certification, the crome warns the following and cannot to access to this page. You need to click “ADVANCED” and “Proceed to <server> (unsafe)”. The other browser will needs the similar way.


MediaWiki is displayed. Click “Log in” at the top right, and input admin to user and MEDIAWIKI_PASSWD value to password. Then you can login to MediaWiki.


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