[pmwiki-users] wiki farm terminology

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 20 18:05:12 CST 2006

On 3/20/06, Neil Herber <nospam at eton.ca> wrote:
> At 2006-03-20  11:34 PM +0100, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com is
> rumored to have said:
> >I think this is the core of the problem... the "home wiki" is special in
> >the sense that it can't have any local skins etc. What I'd like is for the
> >normal stand-alone installation to easily be converted into a farm
> >installation where the original (only) wiki will then be just like any
> >other wiki in the farm, i.e. it can have it's own local settings and
> >skins.
> This poor horse has been flogged so much   ....  but   ...
> The home wiki is exactly like any other wiki in this respect. You can
> set whatever skin you want for it in config.php. That will override
> the default skin specified in farmconfig.php.

Except you can install it one place instead of two, and when you do,
it will be available to all of the wikis.

> In fact, all of the settings in config.php in the home wiki act
> exactly the same way they would if they were placed in any other wiki
> in the farm.

Not *exactly* the same...  unless you have $FarmD in there.

> The mind boggling part is that because the home wiki's pub/ directory
> is shared by all wikis in the farm, any skin added for the home wiki
> immediately becomes available to all the wikis in the farm.

Yes.  Same with the cookbook directory.


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