Item9299: unable to read LocalSite.cfg on new Ubuntu install

Priority: Normal
Current State: New
Released In:
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Extension
Component: DebianPackage
Reported By: Foswiki:Main.LeilaPearson
Waiting For:
Last Change By: DrakeDiedrich
There seems to be a bug in the debian package installer (for me anyway). I installed the Debian package on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS this week, and when I tried to go to my new Foswiki site, I got a read error for LocalSite.cfg. I was able to fix this by adding a symbolic link in /var/lib/foswiki/lib to /etc/foswiki/LocalSite.cfg

As an aside, I find the documentation for the Debian install a bit confusing in that I'm not sure which parts of the standard installation guide apply and which don't. For example, should I run configure? And just not use it to install extensions? I'll take a look at it and see if it might be possible to clarify some things to make the first impression better.

Also, any updates on getting this into Debian's official archive would be appreciated. It certainly takes away from the user friendly install to have to add this to the sources list, and get a key or ignore security warnings. Making this package officially available would make a big difference for people using Ubuntu or other Debian-based distributions.

-- LeilaPearson - 10 Jul 2010

Debian is in code freeze, so I missed getting the trunk packages prepared for upload in time. We didn't have a project tarball either, so it was a pretty wide miss.

Easy configuration is still an area to work on. The intent is to not run configure at the CGI prompt. Debian would likely reject the package if that were the defaukt, as it is initially risky and needs intervention to tighten up.

I'll get it into unstable though, and from there into the new CUT testing releases and has the current packaging work. If you want to track new debs (for testing, not production), this apt repository is about an hour behind subversion when all is well with the deb build:

deb foswiki-trunk/latest main

-- DrakeDiedrich - 01 Sep 2010

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Summary unable to read LocalSite.cfg on new Ubuntu install
ReportedBy Foswiki:Main.LeilaPearson
Codebase 1.0.9
SVN Range
AppliesTo Extension
Component DebianPackage
Priority Normal
CurrentState New
TargetRelease n/a
Topic revision: r2 - 01 Sep 2010, DrakeDiedrich - This page was cached on 15 Jan 2020 - 17:27.

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