Aug
24
2019
Walkthrough Installation of WackoWiki v5.5.12

WackoWiki is the wiki of my choice and one of the first opensource project I’ve ever contributed, and I still use wackowiki for personal use.

A few days ago, wackowiki released version 5.5.12. In this blog post I will try to share my experience on installing wackowiki on a new ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Ansible Role

I’ve created an example ansible role for the wackowiki for the Requirements section: WackoWiki Ansible Role

Requirements

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

apt -y install
       php
       php-common
       php-bcmath
       php-ctype
       php-gd
       php-iconv
       php-json
       php-mbstring
       php-mysql
       apache2
       libapache2-mod-php
       mariadb-server
       unzip

Apache2

We need to enable mod_reqwrite in apache2 but also to add the appropiate configuration in the default conf in VirtualHost

# a2enmod rewrite

# vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
...
    # enable.htaccess
    <Directory /var/www/html/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
...
</VirtualHost>

MySQL

wacko.sql

CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS wacko;
CREATE USER 'wacko'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YOURNEWPASSWORD';
GRANT  ALL PRIVILEGES ON wacko.* TO 'wacko'@'localhost';
FLUSH  PRIVILEGES;

# mysql < wacko.sql

WackoWiki

curl -sLO https://downloads.sourceforge.net/wackowiki/wacko.r5.5.12.zip
unzip wacko.r5.5.12.zip
mv wacko.r5.5.12/wacko /var/www/html/wacko/
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/wacko/

Web Installation

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Post Install

Last, we need to remove write permission for the wackowiki configuration file and remove setup folder

root@ubuntu:~# chmod -w /var/www/html/wacko/config/config.php
root@ubuntu:~# mv /var/www/html/wacko/setup/ /var/www/html/._setup

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WackoWiki

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Tag(s): wacko, wiki