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Find more Extensions


I want to install some extensions. Always I click on "find more extensions" I get this message back: "Can't connect to (connect: timeout)".

OS: Windows

Im using Strawberry and Foswiki 1.0.5
Outgoing Firewall?

-- OliverKrueger - 20 Jul 2009

do you have CPAN:LWP installed?

-- WillNorris - 21 Jul 2009

uh, i don´t know if I installed CPAN:LWP. I installed strawberry not more. Is this plugin in the strawberry package?

-- MortenRiedel- 22 Jul 2009

Probably not. However if LWP is not available, Find More Extensions fails over to a simpler interface for pulling down URLs. It's quite possible that you simply can't reach; perhaps there's a problem accessing the site from your server.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 22 Jul 2009

Well, I am having the exact same issue. This is a fresh install of CentOS 5.3 and FosWiki 1.0.6. CPAN:LWP is installed:
LWP 5.805 installed Desc: needed for the Configure Extensions installer, and for external URL based INCLUDEs

and I can successfully telnet to foswiki.or on port 80 from the command line (all outgoing traffic is permitted per firewall and DNS resolves properly). Neither the apache server logs nor the system logs show any indication of any issue or failure. The configure script is not showing any warnings or errors.
Any assistance/information would be appreciated.

-- BigHusky - 06 Aug 2009

Actually it turned out to be a SELinux issue, although it was weird as it didn't produce any permission denied entries in the audit log. Setting SELinux to permissive then produced the needed information to add to the policies and the retrieving of the extensions is now working properly.

Oddly if you uninstall LWP then it doesn't fall back to sockets as mentioned in another thread. Instead you end up with a new and missing LWP error.

-- BigHusky - 06 Aug 2009

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Subject Using an extension
Version Foswiki 1.0.5
Status Answered
Topic revision: r8 - 26 Sep 2009, OliverKrueger - This page was cached on 11 Mar 2018 - 14:59.

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