[pmwiki-users] Stand alone wiki on an Android device ?

Will Langford unfies at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 06:01:16 CDT 2015

Did a tiny bit of work on this.. not a whole lot.

Not wanting to spend even $2 on a webserver, was looking at free stuff.


"Server for PHP" is free, but pmwiki don't work apparently.  Has no ads
though, which is nice and kinda makes it preferred heh.

pmwiki.php - Call to undefined function crypt() in pmwiki.php line 480

I kinda don't understand how that error is even possible heh. Aint crypt()
a built in?!


"Palapa Web Server" is free, and might work.  It has ads on it's status
screen though, which is irksome.

Based on lighthttpd.

Extracting the wiki to it and browsing to it yielded a permissions problem
on wiki.d ... restarting the server seemed to fix it.  During the restart,
also added pmwiki.php to it's list of "index" files.  Was able to edit
Main/Homepage without drama.

Copied over sample-config.php, renamed it, set the script/pub url's and
wiki / site name.  Seems okay.  Haven't tried uploads yet.  Haven't done
any the rewrite rules stuff for clean url's etc.

-unfy / Will

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Edwin Marte <edwin.marte at leidba.com> wrote:

> Hello William,
> I haven't tried that but I think the idea is interesting and could be very
> useful. I did a quick search and found a few options that may o may not
> work. Pmwiki only needs  a php server as far as I understand so we have Ultil
> Server
> <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.ultiserver&hl=en>,
> Droidphp <http://droidphp.github.io/> and here there is a good tutorial
> <http://blog.laptopmag.com/android-web-server>.
> I haven't tested none of them but I surely sometimes during this week will
> try Ultil Server.
> I hope this helps and looking forward to see your results
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 2:48 PM, William Langford <unfies at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 'lo,
>> First, a LONG preface.  Six months ago I bought an android based tablet.
>> It's a nice Yoga 2 from Lenovo.  Not bottle barrel atom processor, 1080p
>> screen, 20+ hours of battery life, 2 weeks of stand by time (or
>> something).  The hardware seems to fit my base desires for a tablet just
>> fine (save maybe the fact that it doesn't have a stylus holder).
>> The thing is, I still can't find a practical use for the thing.  I have
>> no desire to use it as a media consumption device (see also: youtube,
>> netflix, facebook, etc).  I don't really "skype" or whatever a lot either.
>> I do have an electronics workbench with a nice DSO and stuff... so I've
>> naturally downloaded some electronics related apps (formulas, resistor
>> codes, etc).  Also grabbed the thread pitch tool cause... I dunno.  Lastly,
>> Xodo so that I can draw on (pdf) schematics while assembling boards or
>> whatever.
>> Buuuutttt... it's still of limited use.
>> Found something called "UrForms" which seems to be a slapped together
>> front end for working with sqlite databases.  Now we're getting slightly
>> more useful.  I've created some basic "forms" (aka tables?) for listing
>> some stuff I own, some stuff I want, etc. Sadly, the interface is a bit
>> lacking.
>> ----
>> Getting to the point.
>> Why the )!(Q*%)(* just not run PmWiki on the thing ?  I really do love /
>> use pmwiki for a lot of things already.  As a semi-personal database of
>> sorts it makes sense!
>> I want it self contained within the tablet without internet connectivity
>> required.  I've looked at the Standalone and WikiOnAStick cookbook, and
>> neither really suit my needs.
>> Has anyone done a PmWiki install running from an Android device ?
>> Was there a particular web server / setup they liked working with ?
>> Any warnings / pit falls ?
>> I don't think I've got root on the tablet, btw.
>> Any thoughts on accessing from outside the device  (such as
>> http://tablet:4242/wiki/ ... or somehow having a different webserver
>> access the files on the tablet somehow) ?  Being able to access the wiki
>> from a computer would be handy (see also: bigger screen / better keyboard,
>> etc) ?
>> In the coming weeks, I'll prolly go about making this happen on my own -
>> and will either report back here or make a 'cookbook' out of it (even if
>> just documentation ?).
>> -Will / unfy
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