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Mediawiki 1.6.10 for SME 7.x


Dietmar Berteld

Thanks a lot to Sylvain Gomez
who helped me to improve this contrib with short URL's and automatic language detection.


With this RPM you can use the popular Wiki Mediawiki (known as Wikipedia) on your SME 7.x. You can install it as one single package in a very comfortable way. For more information see


You can download this package at smeserver-mediawiki . If you would like to save it directly on your SME Server, you should give this command at a linux-prompt



For installation just hit the following command

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-mediawiki

After finishing the install process you can find MediaWiki in the /opt/mediawiki directory.


A backup is done by the RPM before updating. All Files and MySQL DataBase are saved in /opt/MW_RPM_BACKUP

You must move the backup to a safe directory.


For uninstall just hit the following command

yum remove smeserver-mediawiki

You can ignore the yum-comments signal event post-upgrade and signal-event reboot.

In the new release (1.6.10-6), if you want to completly remove GroupOffice from your server, you need the following command:

sh /root/

This will delete MediaWiki installation files, MySQL DB and SME DB entries.

This automatic step is just for safety, make your own backup before updating/upgrading.

Adjusting accessibility

The default behaviour of Mediawiki is: accessible from LAN + Internet with "standard http" (SSL off) You can easily change this default setting with following commands:

# config setprop mediawiki HTTPS on
# config setprop mediawiki HTTPS off
# config setprop mediawiki PublicAccess global
# config setprop mediawiki PublicAccess local

Once done, apply modifications and restart Apache:

# expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
# svc -h /service/httpd-e-smith


You can find mediawiki in the /opt/mediawiki directory. For using Mediawiki start your browser with the URL and logon with the user admin + password admin.

Warning.png Warning:
For security-reasons, change your admin-password after your first login !

This special SME version is stored at '/opt/mediawiki'. You can change your settings in the file '/opt/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php' .

The default name of the wiki is simlpy 'Wiki'. Change the wiki-name in 'LocalSettings.php' at

$wgSitename         = "Wiki";

The wiki comes with sme styled logo and favicon stored at


You can upload your favorite logo and favicon and change the settings in the file LocalSettings.php as follows

$wgLogo             = "$wgStylePath/common/images/sme.png";
$wgFavicon          = "$wgStylePath/common/images/sme.ico";

The new logo should have 135 x 135 Pixels.

Have much fun with Mediawiki as your preferred Wiki !

Dietmar Berteld (berdie)