Item8483: On Windows, unable to install files into bin due to incorrect path

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.0.10
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Component: Configure
Reported By: GeorgeClark
Waiting For:
Last Change By: KennethLavrsen
Copied from Item1161

As you've not closed this yet. I thought you might like some more feedback.

I could not install via configure the error being along the lines of "foswikibin/genpdf" not found to move genpdf. This suggests a faulty path setting or configure usage.

I eventually managed to run via the command line as follows:

C:\Program Files\Foswiki\Foswiki_1_0_8_pa>perl -T -I c:/PROGRA~1/Foswiki/Foswiki

### GenPDFAddOn Installer ###

This installer must be run from the root directory of your Foswiki
    * The script will not do anything without asking you for
      confirmation first (unless you used -a).
    * You can abort the script at any point and re-run it later
    * If you answer 'no' to any questions you can always re-run
      the script again later
Fetching the archive for Foswiki::Contrib::GenPDFAddOn.
Downloaded archive from to C:/Program Files/Fo
Archive unpacked
Install /data/System/GenPDFExampleTitleTopic.txt, permissions 0644
Install /data/System/GenPDFAddOnDemo.txt, permissions 0644
Install /templates/view.genpdf.tmpl, permissions 0644
Install /data/System/GenPDFAddOn.txt, permissions 0644
Install /lib/Foswiki/Contrib/, permissions 0644
Install /lib/Foswiki/Contrib/GenPDFAddOn/Config.spec, permissions 0755
Install /htmldoc_force_header.patch, permissions 0644
Install /bin/genpdf, permissions 0755
Install /data/System/GenPDFExampleHeaderFooterTopic.txt, permissions 0644

C:\Program Files\Foswiki\Foswiki_1_0_8_pa>

Running manually was not obvious, especially the -I option. I ran after updating the manifest to have a leading /.

-- JulianLevens - 08 Feb 2010

This is a different problem - the "not found" reported originally was due to the LocalSite.cfg switchboard entry not being set correctly. Your reported issue is with the plugin installer. I recreated the issue, but I don't believe it's with the plugin. Other plugins fail with the same error, and this only fails on Windows.

I'll open a new task.

-- GeorgeClark - 08 Feb 2010

This is an issue with It builds the path to the bin directory differently because there is no Foswiki Configuration variable pointing to bin.

For some reason on Windows, doesn't preserve the trailing slash leading up to bin: Changing the following line from:

    elsif ( $file =~ s#^(bin/\w+)$#$this->{root}$1$Foswiki::cfg{ScriptSuffix}# )


    elsif ( $file =~ s#^(/bin/\w+)$#$this->{root}$1$Foswiki::cfg{ScriptSuffix}# )

solves the problem on windows, but I don't know why the original line works on Linux.

Changing the component from Extension / GenPDFAddOn to Engine / Configure

The underlying problem is it appears that $this->{root} has the trailing slash on Linux, and the trailing slash is missing on Windows.

-- GeorgeClark - 08 Feb 2010

Thanks George, configure is better on Windows now. I've not tested on GenPDFAddOn but KinoSearchContrib was difficult until I applied this patch.

-- JulianLevens - 06 May 2010

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Summary On Windows, unable to install files into bin due to incorrect path
ReportedBy GeorgeClark
Codebase trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component Configure
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:e0e5882ffacd distro:b6f41fc40d15
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.0.10
Topic revision: r8 - 08 Sep 2010, KennethLavrsen
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