Memcached and MediaWiki

Anderson Schulle aschulle at
Thu Nov 16 17:28:20 UTC 2006

Yeah, so much for ignorance from my part...

So, where do I put the memcached downloaded files on my server, to see
if there's a package manager that will be able to work with it?

A dummy step-by-step would be awesome :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Moon [mailto:brianm at] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:23 PM
To: Anderson Schulle
Cc: memcached at
Subject: Re: Memcached and MediaWiki

Anderson Schulle wrote:
> Danke, Moritz.
> The package based system was something I didn't know about. The only
> thing I know, is that I downloaded the following
> from the
> website.
> I did look up some info on what you mentioned, but since I haven't
> worked with any of those packages yet, I don't know which route to go.
> If I understand you right, I'd download one of those packages, upload
> them to my server, and then....?

No, what he means is that your OS distro likely has some sort of package

manager built into it.  Gentoo has portage, RedHat has up2date/RPM, 
Debian has apt-get.  Your particular OS will have a supported package.

Of course you can always build memcached yourself from the source you 
have downloaded.  AFAIK, 1.2.0 is in use in production systems.  We are 
running 1.1.12 as that is the current version supported by Gentoo's 
Portage package system.  1.2.0 is still in testing for Gentoo.


Brian Moon
It's good to be cheap =)

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