So I decided to try out CodexWiki. It looks really good, and built
by two people I trust: Mark Mandel and Luis Majano. However, I don’t
like MySQL to be quite frank, and that is the only DB supported at this point. More on that later.
I downloaded CodexWiki, and looked at the db install notes here: http://www.codexwiki.org/wiki/Installation_Guide.cfm#Database_Installation
What?! I couldn’t decipher what exactly to do. So I thought maybe I
could convert the SQL script (which is MySQL only) to SQL Server, but I
found there wasn’t an easy way to do that either. I used various
tools, but each one’s output was incomplete. So I gave in after 6
hours (if you look at the script, you’ll see why), and installed MySQL. Which was surprisingly easy. However,
finding a good MySQL Client was harder. I did find one, but
found according to the instructions that you couldn’t run the SQL
script from a client!
Now what! So I went looking for the SQL
Script, and that wasn’t very well documented either. I finally found
one that looked promising in the codexwikiworkbenchsql.5
directory. It was called codexwiki_mysqldump.sql.
I then did some quick Scroogling and adapted a script to install the dump. Here are the steps.
- Use a client to create a “codex” database.
- Open the command prompt. (Hopefully on Windows, you checked the
option to put MySQL in the PATH, so you can run MySQL commands very
- Go to the directory mentioned above. Run this command: mysql -u root -p codex < codexwiki_mysqldump.sql
- Enter the password for the server at the prompt, and that should be it.
Hopefully that helps! Maybe CodexWiki will support SQL Server with a proper script in the near future.