AR795 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 am
I am using Windows. Will download and try Virtualbox and Ubuntu. Also I read about a Windows subsystem for Linux feature that allows users to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, might be useful for this task. As for the bug tracker, I created an account (Username: AR795).
Great, I upgraded your user account to developer and assigned you the issue. Feel free to kick it back to me if you change your mind, etc.
The Windows subsystem for Linux is an interesting option but I wouldn't recommend it because introducing the compatibility layer makes some things more convenient, but also makes other things more complex. That's why I recommend a virtualization solution, because so long as the virt. program is not too difficult to use, then the end result (the VM) will be almost exactly like working with a real machine.
AR795 wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Are these instructions OK for the purpose or is there another recommended guide to setup MediaWiki on Ubuntu?
Yep, those instructions look good. The only thing I didn't see while scanning them is actually connecting to the wiki. As soon as you've done sudo apt install apache2
(installing your web server on the VM), you should be able to open a browser in your host machine and navigate to http://<your VM's IP address>
and see the default Apache2 page. In order to find out that address, you can run the command ip a
. That will give you an overview of your network devices. You should see one that has a line like inet 192.168.122.234 ...
. That'll be your VM's IP address. Once you've completed the full Mediawiki installation instructions, visiting that same address should show the Mediawiki installation.