Saturday, August 7, 2010

mediawiki blank page after install

If you have freshly installed MediaWiki and are getting a blank page after installing, here is what you are probably doing wrong: the LocalSettings.php needs to have read permissions by everyone as well.

(I am assuming a standard install here)
So if you go to /var/lib/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php it should actually be a softlink to /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php. Try this command:
sudo chmod 755 /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php
And then restart apache (just to make sure):
sudo /etc/init.d/apache restart
That should be it. Now your http://localhost/mediawiki should be visible :)

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