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Postby gjf » 09. January 2011 22:47

Hello, let me first start by saying that i'm am a noob and know not much about programming in any way. I found a great video that help me install xampp and mediawiki; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCOUfuMWAfc
with that i successfully installed both. when i finally went to localhost/wiki as described in the videa i get this message; PHP 5.3.1 is not compatible with MediaWiki due to a bug involving reference parameters to __call. Upgrade to PHP 5.3.2 or higher, or downgrade to PHP 5.3.0 to fix this. ABORTING (see http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=50394 for details)
I would first like to ask if xampp could update and add a later version of php. I also wonder if anyone could guide me on how to install the later version of php (which i did without success) correctly.
thanks in advance for any help
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Re: mediawiki

Postby Sharley » 10. January 2011 00:05

It is not possible to upgrade PHP in XAMPP but you can either install the beta version that includes PHP version 5.3.4 or wait till the beta version becomes stable.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-beta.html
Please take the time to read the beta page and the implications of installing a beta version.


Alternatively you could install a previous version of XAMPP with the version of PHP you require from this location:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP Windows/

Good luck and best wishes.
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Re: mediawiki

Postby gjf » 10. January 2011 02:38

Thanks, I tried the the beta and sent some feed back about the problems i encountered. The MySql 'admin' would not open when i tried to set up with mediawiki
Gonna try an older version next.
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Re: mediawiki

Postby Sharley » 10. January 2011 02:44

You can go directly to MySQL admin without using the XAMPP Control Panel's Admin button by typing http://localhost/phpmyadmin in your browser's address bar. :)
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Re: mediawiki

Postby gjf » 10. January 2011 04:22

Thanks! I went back to the 1.7.2 and the wiki is set up. Now i have to figure out how to set up and design that layout. If you have any pointers this noob would be grateful. I will be surfing youtube for the time being.
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Re: mediawiki

Postby Sharley » 10. January 2011 04:28

Sorry, I can't help with your MediaWiki layout or design issues in these XAMPP forums (off topic) but you could try their own unofficial forum and their official help facilities...
http://www.mwusers.com/forums/content.php
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Help

...and/or read their documentation and last but not least try searching the Internet for helpful results from other users of MediaWiki.

At least you can now move forward with a working XAMPP and MediaWiki installation.

Good luck and my best wishes.
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