Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
JRAJRA

Restored MediaWiki, Not Gone Perfect

Question

Hi everyone - I'm not entirely sure I've done everything right. Restoring an old mediawiki from a now lost server's backups I've got the folders restored to the machine itself (a new little Ubuntu server VM,) mediawiki's version at time of installation set up again as per (as far as I can follow them) the restore instructions here (luckily enough that was tar-ed up with the site data itself) and mysql database set up anew, using the root account for that and defined as such in LocalSettings.php. /var/www/ and everything below it has been 777-ed for the sake of throwing it open (I literally just want this thing up for an afternoon to copy some articles off it.) Just can't seem to get it working.

I can browse the folder structure in eg http://servername/oracle/mediawiki-1.16.0/images/ fine, opening http://servername/oracle/mediawiki-1.16.0/config/ in a browser tells me my site's configured, but I can't get to http://servername/oracle/mediawiki-1.16.0/ at all (get a 500 error) and http://servername/oracle/mediawiki-1.16.0/cache/ gets me a 403 Forbidden.

Is that enough info for anyone brave to start steering me right? As I mentioned, it really doesn't have to be up more than an afternoon so if any quick and ugly solutions exist that's fine.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

1.16 is ancient. You'll probably want to restore it to a suitably ancient version of Ubuntu as well. My first guess is that the PHP version you have installed is too new; you'll probably want PHP 5.2, as I believe 5.3+ broke compatibility with super old versions of mediawiki.

You will be able to verify this for sure by checking your server error logs. A 500 error should hopefully be logged somewhere in /var/log. Perhaps syslog, perhaps an apache error log.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
16 hours ago, Skizzerz said:

1.16 is ancient. You'll probably want to restore it to a suitably ancient version of Ubuntu as well. My first guess is that the PHP version you have installed is too new; you'll probably want PHP 5.2, as I believe 5.3+ broke compatibility with super old versions of mediawiki.

You will be able to verify this for sure by checking your server error logs. A 500 error should hopefully be logged somewhere in /var/log. Perhaps syslog, perhaps an apache error log.

Thanks for that! Okay, I'll start digging out some old isos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.