Title: Migrating TWiki Date: 2013-09-19 Tags: howto, linux, tools, fml Published: true
a/k/a How I Help Keep Mother’s Brewery in Business!
Here we go. I expect a lot of heavy drinking, gray hairs, overall frustration and a bit of hatred of life. This thing was simple to install and serve up, but a friggin beast to even get it to accept a user login!
Because, well, I don’t want to fight with getting TWiki to let me create a user again:
tar -czf ~/backups/twiki/webroot.twiki.gz /webroot/twiki tar -czf ~/backups/twiki/etc.apache2.gz /etc/apache2
This resides on a box named
wiki; in case you’re sarcastically challenged, I changed the host name; this isn’t actually hosted on
networkWithPileOfCrapTwikiSoftare.com. Well, at least I don’t think it is. I generated a new key pair, sent the public key over to the admin, and then edited my
~/.ssh/config file to add the necessary credentials for the host first (see this link for more info):
Host 22.214.171.124 User iHateTwiki Hostname wiki.networkWithPileOfCrapTwikiSoftware.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/pileofcrapsoftware/id_rsa PreferredAuthentications publickey
Unfortunately though, in TWiki’s cumbersome, verbose fashion, you have to read about 20 pages of documentation. I LOVE tools whose upgrade path is “Read this massive PILE of doc.”. So much better than intuitive tools that just do it for you or have an obvious upgrade path!!! Thanks TWiki, you’re the best!!!