Get directory writable by the webserver.

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Get directory writable by the webserver.

Postby Nightty » 04. February 2011 12:06

Hi,

I am hosting a mediawiki with the use of xampp on windows xp. Now i want to add a widget calendar but to get that working i need to get a directory writable by the webserver.
The folder is C:\xampp\htdocs\mediawiki\extensions\Widgets\compiled_templates
How could i do this?

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Re: Get directory writable by the webserver.

Postby Sharley » 04. February 2011 12:12

The Apache server can write to that folder - so nothing to do.

It can't write to a folder outside the DocumentRoot htdocs, for example C:\xampp.

What has given you this instruction?

Normally that instruction is for Linux Apache servers but does not apply to Windows Apache servers..

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Re: Get directory writable by the webserver.

Postby Nightty » 04. February 2011 12:51

I read it in the installation instructions for widgets.
In my wiki it just shows the widget command as text like this
for example for a youtube widget:
{{#widget:YouTube|id=DWef69ItVrU}}
its saying its a widget page but somehow the widget is not working?
Here the installation instructions:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension ... ermissions
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Re: Get directory writable by the webserver.

Postby Sharley » 04. February 2011 22:12

Nightty wrote:its saying its a widget page but somehow the widget is not working?
Sorry, can't help with why the widget is not working, best ask the widget author - there is a support menu item in the installation instruction page link you provided below.

Nightty wrote:Here the installation instructions:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension ... ermissions
The Making a directory writable instructions are for a unix type installation.
The quote is from this page:
http://www.g-loaded.eu/2008/12/09/makin ... webserver/
I’ll use Apache as an example webserver and a filesystem with Unix-like permissions.
Which as I said in my first reply, does not apply to Apache web server on a Window filesystem PC. - write permissions are already enabled by default.

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