My previous post mention some problems with running Semediawiki on a virtual appliance. The experience reported was using the version and rPath mediawiki 1.1.1. As reported I got things working with a mysql tweak. Just now I though I would give version 0.5 a try (using a clean install of rPath mediawiki 1.1.1), however this turned out to be more difficult. The Special:SMWAdmin page returns empty with the following message in the apache error_log:

"PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}' in /srv/mediawiki/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/includes/SMW_InlineQueries.php line 135"