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MediaWiki math rendering support

To enable the MediaWiki math rendering engine, perform the following steps:

Install the mediawiki-math package

apt-get update
apt-get install mediawiki-math

Create the math image directory and change ownership to the web server user

mkdir /var/lib/mediawiki/images/math
chown www-data:www-data /var/lib/mediawiki/images/math

Add the following to /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php or /etc/mediawiki/extensions.php

# Math engine
$wgUseTeX = true;
$wgUploadPath = "/images";
$wgUploadDirectory = "images";
$wgMathPath = "{$wgUploadPath}/math";
$wgMathDirectory = "{$wgUploadDirectory}/math";
$wgTmpDirectory = "{$wgUploadDirectory}/tmp";

Go create your math formulas...

Note: if you added the above to /etc/mediawiki/extensions.php you might have to clear mediawiki page cache.

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