[pmwiki-users] wiki farm terminology

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 18:18:10 CST 2006

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Neil Herber 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.

I don't think so... 

> 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.

This also means that the "home wiki" can't have a locally modified skin 
(or CSS) which is different from the global skins. If you in addition use 
recipes that use the pub/-directory for other purposes (eg MimeTeX to 
cache images), you can get a conflict here as well.


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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