For another little skunkworks effort at work, I’m trying to install MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikipedia. Everything seems to work, right up to the point where the installation script attempts to create and populate the database for the application to run from. At this point, it silently fails. No database, no LocalConfig.php being created.
On first glance, it appears like a classic *nix permissions issue, except that I’ve chmoded the appropriate directory to 777. Then, in desperation, everything above it, which is demonstrably dumb. Still no joy. Same symptoms.
Any ideas? Help. Meep.