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Installing and Configuring a Mediawiki wiki on Mageia5

I started a MediaWiki wiki for my hobby, to serve as a convenient place to collect and centralize all the bits of information that I find scattered about the internet. Creating such a wiki can be a daunting task, but if broken down into small tasks, it can be done. The most difficulty I had was that there were no specific instructions for Mageia. The best general instructions I could find were from the Mediawiki site, but were  for Ubuntu . Mageia configures its default configurations slightly different. I chose to tun the wiki and its associated webserver and database in a virtual machinate using VirtualBox, so we can tackle that first assuming that you already know how install and configure VirtualBox. Installing A Minimal Mageia Base During the installation, deselect all the pre-configured options, but do select the option to select individual packages. You will select a minimal install with no X11 or documentation, but with urpmi . The remaining installation is pret