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Installing Foswiki: verify system requirements

Verify installed packages

Check that the following packages are already installed, by running pkginfo and looking for the following lines:
  • SMCliconv libiconv
  • SMClintl libintl
  • SMClgcc346 libgcc (or gcc346)

Install required Perl modules

The steps differ from HowToInstallCpanModules, since we need to use gnu make, perlgcc and set a special path for the module installation.

Download the following Perl modules:

  • Digest-SHA1-2.11.tar.gz (only needed for authentication)
  • HTML-Parser-3.60.tar.gz
  • HTML-Tagset-3.20.tar.gz

Unpack the perl modules as usual. Compile these with the following commands:

PERL5LIB=$PERL5LIB:/path/to/foswikiApp/perlmodules
export PERL5LIB
PATH=$PATH:/usr/sfw/bin
cd HTML-Parser-3.60
/usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc Makefile.PL LIB=/path/to/foswikiApp/perlmodules
/usr/sfw/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/sfw/bin/gmake

cd ..
cd HTML-Tagset-3.20
/usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc Makefile.PL LIB=/path/to/foswikiApp/perlmodules
/usr/sfw/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/sfw/bin/gmake

Install the needed modules as root. Go into the base dir of your compile, and from there execute the following commands:
umask 022
PERL5LIB=$PERL5LIB:/path/to/foswikiApp/perlmodules
export PERL5LIB
cd HTML-Parser-3.60
/usr/sfw/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/sfw/bin/gmake install

cd ..
cd HTML-Tagset-3.20
/usr/sfw/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/sfw/bin/gmake install

The umask 022 is just to make sure the files will be accessible by any user. Some sites like to have this as 027 or even 077 to prevent files being installed as world-readable.

Install required utilities

Download the following packages from http://sunfreeware.com/ packages:
  • Solaris Sparc:
    • diffutils-2.8.7-sol10-sparc-local.gz
    • rcs-5.7-sol10-sparc-local.gz
  • Solaris X86:
    • diffutils
    • rcs

Install the packages according to the instructions on http://sunfreeware.com/. The steps are similar to the following:
gunzip diffutils-2.8.7-sol10-sparc-local.gz
gunzip rcs-5.7-sol10-sparc-local.gz
pkgadd -d diffutils-2.8.7-sol10-sparc-local
pkgadd -d rcs-5.7-sol10-sparc-local
Now check if diff actually works: /usr/local/bin/diff --version should give you the version number and not complain about missing libraries.

Additional setup

Link grep to /usr/sfw/bin.
  • mkdir -m 755 /path/to/foswikiApp/bin; cd /path/to/foswikiApp/bin
  • ln -s /usr/sfw/bin/ggrep grep

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