Paul Fenwick pjf at
Thu Nov 13 16:02:21 CST 2003

G'day Scotty/All,

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 08:52:29AM +1100, Scott Penrose wrote:
> I am putting it together this weekend. I was going to use the YAPC wiki 
> but it doesn't seem appropriate.
> Anyone want to point me to a a really simple to install / setup wiki so 
> I can create one on our server please ? Needs to be perl, simple to 
> install (I have no root access to the box) - preferably very few or no 
> extra special perl modules etc.

I've found the simplest wiki to install and get running in a short
period of time is phpwiki.  As you can guess from its name, it's
not written in Perl, but it is extremely lightweight in requirements.
It will happily run with a Berkley DB backend, so lack of a RDBMS
is not an issue.  I've got a couple of phpwikis hosted on one of
my own machines, so if you want I can do a setup in very little
time at all.

The only problem I've had with phpwiki has been authentication,
which is painful to get running unless you're using IMAP
authentication, basic auth, or none.



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