From Alpine Linux

MediaWiki is a popular free web-based wiki software application developed by and used on all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, as well as on many other wiki websites worldwide. It is written in the PHP programming language with a backend database.

Install lighttpd, PHP, and postgresql

apk add curl lighttpd php php-dom php-json php-pgsql php-cgi php-mbstring php-xml php-ctype php-fileinfo php-iconv php-zlib php-gd php-session imagemagick diffutils

Install extra packages

apk add postgresql postgresql-client openrc

Installing and configuring MediaWiki

Create a folder named mediawiki

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/

Download the latest version. At the time of writing it is 1.35.1

cd /usr/share/webapps/ curl >mw.tar.gz

Unpack the archive, rename the folder and delete the tarball afterwards

tar zxvf mw.tar.gz mv mediawiki-1.35.1 mediawiki rm mw.tar.gz

Change the folder permissions

chown -R lighttpd /usr/share/webapps/

Crate a symlink to the mediawiki folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/mediawiki

Edit lighttpd.conf and uncomment include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf


rc-service postgresql setup rc-service postgresql start && rc-update add postgresql default rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Config your wiki

Install the wiki accessing


When you finish, press "Install MediaWiki" button, and that's all. :) You have MediaWiki working. To access go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/mediawiki and enjoy!

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