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ApprovalPlugin installation failed

I selected to install the workflow plugin from bin/configure but the installation failed with this message:
Could not load /home/gbdk/domains/
There was a compile error: Useless use of hash element in void context at /home/gbdk/domains/ line 54.
Compilation failed in require at /home/gbdk/domains/ line 661.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /home/gbdk/domains/ line 147.

Error when trying to eval the file content: This installer must be run from the root directory of a Foswiki installation at /usr/share/perl/5.8/CGI/ line 314.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 148) line 147.

As a workaround, I can probably install the plugin the old manual way, but in any case, this problem makes me wonder:

Is this a general problem with installing this plugin, or does it only affect me?

Background: This is a hosted install on, on a Foswiki instance that was only installed a few days ago. Several other plugins have been installed perfectly using this automatic installer.
Erm, the message relates to ApprovalPlugin, not WorkflowPlugin.

I believe ApprovalPlugin re-used some of the code from WorkflowPlugin. Possibly there is an incompatibility there.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 06 May 2010

True, thank you for the correction. Sadly, no solution yet.

-- TorbenGB - 11 Jul 2010

QuestionForm edit

Subject Using an extension
Extension ApprovalPlugin
Version Foswiki 1.0.9
Status Asked
Topic revision: r5 - 11 Jul 2010, TorbenGB - This page was cached on 12 Jan 2018 - 22:42.

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