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Localhost wiki[edit]

Can somebody help me to get commonist running to import images to a localhost wiki installation? --WikipediaMaster (talk) 17:56, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

  1. My local wiki is working and I can reach it as follows: http://localhost/mediawiki/index.php/MyWiki
  2. Commonist installed and running
  3. Folder C:\Documents and Settings\WikipediaMaster\.commonist\family\ has been created by Commonist
  4. Two files copied to the folder, but when I changed content of I got an error in the Commonist shell.

--WikipediaMaster (talk) 18:05, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Problem partly solved, I used a wrong text editor to edit the content of Editing with Textpad and Commonist works, but now I get login failed, even if I am sure my PW is correct!--WikipediaMaster (talk) 11:30, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
info    net.psammead.commonist.task.UploadFilesTask     logging in
error   net.psammead.commonist.task.UploadFilesTask     login failed
net.psammead.mwapi.ui.UnsupportedWikiException: the wiki: MyWikiis not supported
Error when trying to login to localhost wiki for upload
Error when not deleting the two files and trying to login to commons for upload
No permission to access Special:upload (Error 403)

(see Screenshot 1)

Version: mediawiki-1.14.0 Who can help? --WikipediaMaster (talk) 11:58, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

It may not like your localhost install. Or it may not work with more recent wiki versions. I don't have it with me to test anymore. Does it still work for Wikipedia or Commons? I don't really know enough about localhost and Commonist. Sorry.-ThePlaz (talk) 17:20, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello again!

Yes Commonist works for commons. The screenshots on the right I uploaded by commonist today (problems of screenshot 1+2 are solved).

After small corrections in the files (family and site), it seems that commonist might also work for my localhost installation now, but I get an error message related to access rights. Access denied Error 403, for more details see also screenshot 3. Who can help?

--WikipediaMaster (talk) 20:19, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Problem solved after changing the site file as follows:
# network
protocol        http://
hostName        localhost
rawPath /mediawiki/index.php
prettyPath      /mediawiki/index.php/
apiPath /mediawiki/api.php
--WikipediaMaster (talk) 20:06, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


Following the manual, you have to edit in "":

## configuration for a single wiki site

# identification
family  OpenStreetMap

# network
protocol        http://
rawPath /index.php
prettyPath      /wiki/
apiPath /api.php


nameSpace       4       'Image'
nameSpace       5       'Image talk'

and in "openstreetmap.familiy":

## configuration for a whole wiki family

# identification
name            OpenStreetMap
shortcut        c

For uploading the images be sure you use your OSM-Wiki user name and password.

--Markus (talk) 13:51, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

better use "osm" instead of "c" for the shortcut -- 23:27, 9 September 2009 (UTC)