Piwigo - Gallery3 replacement

Some weeks ago, the gallery team announced that they would end the development of their web based photo album software.

So... time for a replacement ! Looking for alternatives that were easy to set up and also provided nice-looking templates I came accross piwigo and it convinced me.

Some of the …

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Webtrees genealogy web frontend

I've been using Gramps for quite a long time to store my genealogy data. Biggest advantage : it runs locally, which is very handy when doing offline research. However, the GUI is not very nice to display to non-genealogists and it's HTML export features are very limited, creating mostly HTML 1 …

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Mediawiki update odyssey

So I had this wiki running mediawiki (MW) v1.20 and semantic mediawiki (SMW) v1.8. As MW was getting end-of-life, I wanted to update to latest v1.22.

Usually this means :

  • download new archive of the MW software, unpack
  • get updates of installed extensions
  • for SMW there's the so-called …
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Moving to pelican

In the end I was quite disappointed by ikiwiki, which I've used for the first relaunch of the techblog.

Ikiwiki is very simple to use. Create a new file, put content inside, git add and git commit. That's it, the "compiler" is run in the background, and also the upload …

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Raspberry Pi collocation available anew

Edis.at offers anew the Raspberry Pi collocation !

The deal is that you send them a pre-configured Raspberry Pi, and they host it in their datacenter, with a 100Mbit connection to the internet, 100GB monthly traffic included... all this free of charge !

On their website they have some links on …

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Configuring multiple mediawiki instances within one file

It's quite common to have multiple mediawiki instances. Not only for different wikis, also one productive wiki, one beta wiki, one test wiki, maybe all of those duplicated between webserver an localhost installations.

So far there are several tricks to handle the multiple configurations. I investigated the solution choosen by …

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User rights management in mediawiki

While playing with the central configuration of mediawiki, I found that the workaround I have used to manage the user's permissions was not working as I would have expected.

Actually, the $wgConf stuff gives preference on true upon false when merging arrays of booleans (special mention is made that this …

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Change in apache vhosts files' format

Looks like there was a quite silent change in the format of apache's config files from ubunutu hardy to intrepid (maybe related to the move from debian to its etch release).

Ports.conf now has a statement

NameVirtualHost *:80

Which means all the vhost files (as in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled …

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Tracking down apache segfaults

Delivery ends in the middle of a PHP page. Where's the rest of it ?

After some research, it came out that the apache logfile was reporting segfaults from the child processes. Unfortunately, this is not done in the domain's error.log, but in /var/log/apache2/error.log :-(

Lot of …

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