[CentOS] [OT?] recommendation for simple wiki S/W to run on centos 5.4?

Bob McConnell rmcconne at lightlink.com
Wed Feb 24 14:42:47 UTC 2010

Paul Bijnens wrote:
> On 2010-02-24 13:06, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>   any testimonials for some simple wiki software to run on centos 5.4
>> on an intranet?  all i'm after is something uncomplicated that
>> (ideally) yum installs, and that others can start using to start
>> sharing useful info, nothing more.  thoughts?
> I'm becoming a fan of dokuwiki (http://www.dokuwiki.org/).
> It stores the content in plain text files, so you can even use it to
> document how to fix a broken wikisetup.

I'll add my vote for dokuwiki. It was simple to set up on RedHat, even 
with ACL to track updates. The software is all PHP, while the content is 
mostly text files. It has content management built in, so backing out 
inaccurate changes is simple. It does a nightly backup into compressed 
files in each directory. We had a nightly cron job that copied those to 
a second drive on the server, and copied that drive to a tape once a week.

It may not be installable with yum, but installation consists of copying 
a tree of directories onto the web server. Take a good look at their 
collection of add-on features. They make it incredibly flexible.

Bob McConnell

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