Yes, those pages plus the per-platform pages, which are all listed under http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation_guide#System-specific_instructions
The problem is: the install/upgrade docs were never updated after the new installer was written. That, and the docs were ancient and scattered anyway (most of the stuff on the platform-specific pages is just forks of the primary install doc and not actually platform-specific at all).
Would anybody be willing to be a mentor for this documentation task for Google Code-in? If yes, could you add it to
Sunday (we can still improve the description until December 1st)?
If time is spare I can also do that - I just need a statement who
would mentor it.
See https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-October/079264.html for more information. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!
@Dheerajmalisetty: That's still a vague question and does not explain which specific issues are unclear and why. The task description feels pretty clear to me.
Maybe this task is not (yet) for you - please consider finding an easier one first.
It may be suitable for a newbie, in the sense that a newbie can follow the steps and try to install MediaWiki following the guide and detect any missing information, and improve the documentation. People that have experience with the software may overlook certain omissions that a newbies may find not so obvious.
This task says: We have docs at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installing_MediaWiki and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading Someone should try installing using that documentation, and see if they are outdated or is wrong with such documents.
Note that this task was part of GCI-2016, but don't seem to be imported on GCI-2017. If you are interested in tackling this as part of GCI-2017, it should be imported before you started working on it (you could also perform it outside of GCI, of course).