Installing Wikindx in Kubuntu Hardy

from the website:

WIKINDX is a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.

To install Wikindx in Kubuntu Hardy, we need first to install Apache, MySQL, and PHP. To do this, type:

%sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server php5

From the internet, I found a blog describing a more detail steps to do the post-install configuration. Basically, we need to:

  1. clear our cache in firefox
  2. edit php5.conf in /etc/apache2/mods-available
  3. restart apache server

Once all these installed, we are ready to install Wikindx. You can check this installation page or the one from

To install Wikindx, we will need to create a Database. To do this install mysql-admin to make it easy:

% sudo apt-get install mysql-admin

Let’s create a database “wikindx3” for the apps.

% mysql -uroot -p<your root password>

mysql> create database wikindx3;

mysql> exit

then run mysql-admin from K-> Development->MySQL Administrator

login as root, and click “user management”

create new user “wikindx”

click the “wikindx” (usually blank and no names), and click the host name anywhere @. Assign all privileges to this user on wikindx3 database.

Now untar the Wikindx source file and copy the untarred folder to /var/www/. Then we need to restart the web server

% sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

open the browser and go to http://localhost/wikindx3/

This will show the configuration page. You can create more users in the admin tab. That’s all!


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