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Hello Guys,

I am new to this platform and i am trying to install foswiki on windows 7. I got these errors which i really can't understand. I posted the problem from cmd. please if anybody knows the solution then guide me. I just need some simple explanation for resolving this problem.


C:\inetpub\wwwroot\foswiki\bin>perl ..\tools\

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**** ERROR ****
The following critical dependencies are missing from your installation:
... CGI::Session: Can't locate CGI/ in @INC
... Crypt::PasswdMD5: Can't locate Crypt/ in @INC
... Error: Can't locate in @INC

Please install these modules and then ensure all dependencies are installed by e
- viewing the PerlDependencyReport in your local Foswki, or
- running the CLI shell script tools/dependencies from your server's command l
You can get a complete list of Perl module dependencies by viewing System.System
on your local system or at

Foswiki will not operate correctly unless the required dependencies are installe

Your current library search path @INC contains:


You can adjust the search path by editing bin/LocalLib.cfg

-- AbdulWahab - 24 Jan 2017 %

No real mysteries here: you are lacking some perl modules that are required by Foswiki (specifically CGI::Session, Crypt::PasswdMD5, and Error, but I suspect there will be others). I don't personally have any experience with installing Foswiki directly on Windows although I know that there are people who do it successfully. I suspect that one of the challenges is getting these required perl modules. Take a look at some of the topics related to installing Foswiki on windows: InstallingOnSpecificPlatforms#Windows

You might also consider just installing Foswiki with VirtualMachineImages. I suspect it would be much simpler to set-up and maintain then installing directly within Windows.

-- Main.LynnwoodBrown - 24 Jan 2017

SystemRequirements has a complete list of the modules required by Foswiki. We don't cover Windows directly, but the last section - click the "Show CPAN Details" is the list of modules you'll need to install on windows. How to do that depends on whether you are using ActiveState perl or Strawberry perl.

Generally if you can find a way, we recommend using Linux for the server. Less wrinkles. And yes, the Virtual Machine is a really good idea.

-- GeorgeClark - 24 Jan 2017

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Subject Installation of Foswiki
Version Foswiki 2.1.2
Status Answered
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