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Item11467: Need better documentation and handling of Perl dependencies

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.1.5
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Component: Documentation
Branches: Release01x01 trunk
Reported By: GeorgeClark
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
Recently revised documentation no longer has the list of Perl Module dependencies, and refers installers to the lib/DEPENDENCIES file. This minimizing of dependencies leaves users with semi-functional systems. If a default core feature is dependent upon a perl module, it really ought to be clearly documented.

  • Restore the Perl Modules list to System/SystemRequirements
    • omit any modules shipped with Foswiki
    • "required" should be set for any key default features like Wysiwyg, compare, email.

  • The Digest::SHA1 is deprecated, but still needed by the core/lib/CPAN/lib/Cache/ file. Since it's required by a CPAN module we already ship, add this to the lib/CPAN/lib directory.

  • This information should also be available in the INSTALL guide we ship in the root directory. Include it as an appendix.

-- GeorgeClark - 23 Jan 2012


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Summary Need better documentation and handling of Perl dependencies
ReportedBy GeorgeClark
Codebase 1.1.4, trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component Documentation
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:2baa0d22a156 distro:9ded84cc2b35 distro:e8834f742505
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.1.5
CheckinsOnBranches Release01x01 trunk
trunkCheckins distro:2baa0d22a156 distro:e8834f742505
Release01x01Checkins distro:9ded84cc2b35
Topic revision: r6 - 11 Apr 2012, GeorgeClark
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