[pmwiki-users] RFC: PITS 00701 -- WikiFarm confusion

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Wed Mar 15 15:49:40 CST 2006

I made an attempt at a simple step-by-step. I managed to refer to a Farm 
once, and I did not need to use the term "field", but instead used the 
term "wiki". Clearly there are some more advanced features to discuss, 
but I suggest they be added as separate sections.


  ~ ~ Dave

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> The following message was just posted to PITS (#00701), and I need
> help coming up with good answers.
>>From PITS 00701:
>> I've read and reread the Wiki Farms installation, all of them, 
>> i've been trying to figure it out to no avail. i understand how 
>> they are suppose to work, but the explanation of how to install 
>> one, seems like it misses huge chunks out. or uses alot of 
>> jargon, if anyone can point me to a easier explanation, or 
>> even a zipped install farm structure i'd be very greatful.
> Personally, I find the PmWiki.WikiFarms instructions to be
> just about as straightforward as they can be, but I totally
> admit that I'm not representative in this respect.
> On the other hand, I've read some of the other farm setup
> instructions that others have posted on the mailing list and
> in the Cookbook, and they often seem to me to be confusing and
> possibly needlessly complex.
> Thus I fear WikiFarms may be in a somewhat similar situation as the
> CleanUrls recipe, where people can envision many different ways
> to solve a similar problem, and PmWiki happens to be flexible
> enough to support most or all of them, and so we don't have
> a clear set of instructions for it.
> So, I could use some help here from people who have set up
> WikiFarms and struggled with it -- what is it about WikiFarms
> (and the associated documentation) that is confusing?
> Or, if you aren't running a wiki farm but have been curious to
> try, now would be a great time to do it --  whenever you run across
> something that is confusing or doesn't make sense, post the
> question to the list and we'll see if we can explain it (and
> improve the docs so that the question doesn't arise in the future).
> Comments?
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