How To Install MediaWiki on Linux

 rpm -e httpd mysql

At time of writing, these should all be version 4.0.x in order to ensure compadability with the PHP scripts powering MediaWiki.

 rpm -ivh MySQL-client-4.0.26-0.i386.rpm MySQL-server-4.0.26-0.i386.rpm MySQL-shared-4.0.26-0.i386.rpm
 mysql_install_db
 /usr/lib
 /sbin/ldconfig
 mv httpd-2.0.55.tar.gz /usr/local/; cd /usr/local/
 tar -xzvf httpd-2.0.55.tar.gz
 cd httpd-2.0.55
 ./configure --enable-so
 make
 make install
 /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start
 http://localhost/

 /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl stop
 mv php-4.4.1.tar.gz /usr/local/; cd /usr/local/
 tar -xzvf php-4.4.1.tar.gz; cd php-4.4.1/
 ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql
 make
 make install
 LoadModule php4_module        modules/libphp4.so
 AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml     
 AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
 tar -xzvf mediawiki-1.5.1.tar.gz
 cp mediawiki /var/www/wiki
 DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var index.php
 /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl restart
 http://localhost/