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FoswikiSiteSkin Skin isn't available after unzip

I am trying to use the FoswikiSiteSkin on a Windows 2003 server with IIS. I have downloaded it and unzipped it into the installation directory. I cannot run the installation script (the instructions doesn't mention this installation step) because it uses unix commands and produces an error while trying to extract the files. How can I can use this great looking skin on my new Foswiki site? The install extensions method unfortunately doesn't work either frown, sad smile


Could you give more details of what fails when using the installer? I just tried to install this skin on an Apache / Windows / Strawberry Perl installation and it worked fine, so I need more details to understand what is failing. You could also try to install it from the Foswiki root directory. I tried that method and even though it gives errors about not finding the "tar" or "zip" programs, it paused for 5-10 seconds and then completed the installation without any other errors.

C:\www\Foswiki> perl tools\extension_installer FoswikiSiteSkin

Note that if you are using all the standard directory locations, you should not need to actually run the installer for this extension. It is sufficient to just unzip the archive file into the Foswiki root directory. However if you have renamed any of the standard file locations <Foswiki-root>/data/System/ or /templates or /pub/System or /lib/Foswiki, then a simple unzip will not put files into the correct locations.

(Note that on Foswiki 1.1.2, the FoswikiSiteSkin is deprecated and replaced by Pattern Skin "Themes". The "Fat Willy" theme is the replacement for the Foswiki Site Skin znc is included by default.)

-- GeorgeClark - 08 Feb 2011


Since I have version 1.1.2, I used the built in "Fat Willy" theme like you suggested. That resolved my issue. Thank you!

QuestionForm edit

Subject Using an extension
Extension FoswikiSiteSkin
Version Foswiki 1.1.2
Status Answered
Topic revision: r3 - 08 Feb 2011, RyanReif - This page was cached on 23 Mar 2018 - 06:46.

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