DebianPackage

Packaging for Debian .deb / apt distribution

Authored by SvenDowideit. Originated on http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiOnDebian and http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiOnDebianPlugins

foswiki is installed into /var/lib/foswiki with the configuration files (including apache.conf) installed into /etc/foswiki, and the cgi scripts at /var/lib/foswiki/bin. (before 1.0.7, they were in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/foswiki)

Because the apt package system is more capable than the Foswiki configure based Extension installer, you should always use apt-get, not the web interface, which is likely to break the package. apt will automatically install and configure foswiki, Extensions and their dependencies - making it trivial to install and maintain.

How to install (you must be root)

Install from Sven's fosiki foswiki debian repository with foswiki v1.0.9 and 200+ autobuilt extensions from Extensions.WebHome. (see http://fosiki.com/Foswiki_debian/FoswikiPackagesList.txt for a complete list)

To try it out, add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list

(Note the spelling of the domain! fosiki not foswiki !)
deb http://fosiki.com/Foswiki_debian/ stable main contrib
deb-src http://fosiki.com/Foswiki_debian/ stable main contrib

and then run
apt-get update
apt-get install apache2 foswiki

Note that you will get a warning that the foswiki package cannot be authenticated. You can reply y to this warning.

To see what foswiki extensions are available, run

apt-cache search foswiki

you should see over 200 (as of July 2009)

The package building script requires an Extension is packaged and uploaded using BuildContrib, and that the DEPENDENCIES is defined correctly and runs once a day, downloading from foswiki.org and then building newly uploaded Extensions.

The source for the foswiki core package is maintained in foswiki svn, while the Extension builder is currently an unreleased work that Sven is re-writing as CPAN modules.

Note that these packages are not official Debian packages, so bug reports shouldn't be filed to the Debian bugtracker. To know the status of the eventual integration of foswiki into Debian's official archive, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=509864

See also : DebianPackagingTaskTeam

Installation notes

  • The debian packages use a different installation structure than would be expected with a conventional Foswiki installation
    • Foswiki is installed into the /var/lib/foswiki/ directory
    • Foswiki CGI scripts are installed into /var/lib/foswiki/bin (prior to 1.0.7, they were in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/foswiki)
    • Logs are written to the /var/log/foswiki directory
    • The Foswiki configuration file LocalSIte.cfg is installed into the /etc/foswiki/ directory, as is the Apache configuration for Foswiki
    • URL's are the standard /foswiki/bin/view/ (but they were different in the past with the use of /cgi-bin/foswiki/view/ url
  • External dependencies such as htmldoc (for GenPDFAddOn) or GraphViz (for DirectedGraphPlugin - Tasks.Item1202) are automatically resolved unless they can't be automatically detected from the package's DEPENDENCIES file, and a present in debian stable. If they are not detected automatically, but there is a relevant debian package, raise a task for that contrib mentioning that you found the issue when using the debs. (basically, its either a difficult to detect dependency, or is missing or wrong in the Foswiki Extension)
  • If you are updatingfrom e.g. Foswiki 1.0.0. The apt-get routine will ask you to change the files apache.conf and LocalSite.cfg . Accept the change, otherwise the update will not run correctly. If you, for whatever reason do not accept the change, you can later extract the files using the dpkg command and copy them by hand into the /etc/foswiki directory. Note that you will have to re-set the password and some of the configure settings if you do this.


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Active Items

Id Summary Priority Current State / Waiting for Creation Date Last Edit
Item8311 DebianPackage Configuration warnings and management in Debian packages
Enhancement New DrakeDiedrich 23 Oct 2009 - 23:50 23 Oct 2009 - 23:50
Item8023 DebianPackage Debian installer is not up to date, and not maintainable by hand.
distro:28a723dd3d64 distro:40411550455a distro:0c91b9cf4f5d distro:658a0f84db28 distro:ecb3c6dadc12 distro:56d7e0eb2297 distro:a1ddf25e5b88 distro:953f86b8fbd0 distro:829497ec07df distro:e9108e9933e7 distro:509eae60cf9c distro:7289a4632d76 distro:704257874ce9
Urgent New DrakeDiedrich 03 Dec 2008 - 19:48 24 Oct 2009 - 00:37
Item8299 DebianPackage Separate default configurations from the Foswiki binaries and topics
distro:e40acada53cd Rev 6021 not found distro:6202af6bb11f distro:01c66e383f0d distro:bcc55337c63f distro:99705279094b distro:55240bbe54dc distro:740039c91918 distro:b6f97ee987dc distro:c8a6c118b783 distro:30a57ab1bb91 Rev 6685 not found distro:c905516be4a9 distro:cd37204ac6cd distro:fe9654019f33 distro:1454ae233a1d distro:23294e399007 distro:e68cd37b681c distro:204b8381c7d9 distro:43cf7031de32 distro:610a6266c2e4 distro:1bffd4c594ad distro:3f19eed1ec30 Rev 6711 not found distro:669e85bb52ce distro:f1861c8624ee distro:6d8c656af30d
Enhancement Being Worked On DrakeDiedrich 07 Oct 2009 - 03:04 06 Mar 2010 - 01:30
Item2658 DebianPackage 2 improvments to debian upgrading
distro:32eb9a9ca672
Normal Being Worked On DrakeDiedrich 18 Jan 2010 - 22:08 10 Mar 2010 - 14:58
Item1563 DebianPackage DebianPackage should set up {PermittedRedirectHostUrls} synomyms
distro:1c2326a01706
Normal Being Worked On SvenDowideit 04 May 2009 - 01:01 18 Mar 2010 - 19:19
Item8726 MailInContrib, DebianPackage MailInContrib missing dependencies - debian
Normal New 18 Mar 2010 - 19:38 18 Mar 2010 - 19:38
Item1661 DebianPackage RenderListPlugin: wrong default module path
Normal New 24 May 2009 - 16:43 29 Jun 2010 - 17:35
Item2517 DebianPackage, KinoSearchContrib KinoSearchContrib missing dependencies under Debian 5.0.3
Urgent Confirmed 21 Dec 2009 - 08:16 18 Jul 2010 - 16:31
Item9479 DebianPackage Error during foswiki-twistyplugin instalation
Normal New 1.0.9 17 Aug 2010 - 02:12 17 Aug 2010 - 02:12
Item9599 DebianPackage trunk deb autobuild broken
distro:a6673ddb4edc distro:ecf7a14f81f9 distro:600d3a060859 distro:3c2d6e29477b
Enhancement New 01 Sep 2010 - 11:02 01 Sep 2010 - 11:02
Item9299 DebianPackage Foswiki.pm unable to read LocalSite.cfg on new Ubuntu install
Normal New 10 Jul 2010 - 13:27 01 Sep 2010 - 11:28
Item9600 DebianPackage Debian package cleanup
distro:68a33bb1e06c distro:67cad1780835
Enhancement New DrakeDiedrich 01 Sep 2010 - 11:56 01 Sep 2010 - 11:56
Item9912 DebianPackage foswiki-fastcgienginecontrib depends on non-existant libposix-strptime-perl
Urgent New n/a 27 Oct 2010 - 20:50 10 Nov 2010 - 10:25
Item9989 DebianPackage Repository for perl package not available for Chart Plugin
Normal New SvenDowideit n/a 10 Nov 2010 - 11:26 10 Nov 2010 - 11:26
Item10787 DebianPackage, foswiki-kinosearchcontrib Extension Kinosearch for Foswiki 1.1.3-2 not installable on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Normal New n/a 25 May 2011 - 11:13 25 May 2011 - 11:13
Item8869 DebianPackage foswiki-topdfplugin cannot be installed, broken package
Normal New n/a 09 Apr 2010 - 14:38 26 Jan 2012 - 01:56
Item10735 DebianPackage Foswiki 1.1.3: several clashes with other debian packages
distro:9076f0acfc94
Urgent Confirmed SvenDowideit n/a 11 May 2011 - 09:30 14 Mar 2012 - 02:24
Item11849 DebianPackage Foswiki-tableplugin installation reports it's already on foswiki base package
Enhancement New n/a 10 May 2012 - 14:10 10 May 2012 - 14:10
Item8469 DebianPackage missing dependency: foswiki-actiontrackerplugin needs libtime-modules-perl
Low New n/a 05 Feb 2010 - 00:36 25 Oct 2012 - 22:35
Item12191 DebianPackage Missing dependencies in Fosiki Foswiki Debian packages
Normal New n/a 25 Oct 2012 - 08:21 25 Oct 2012 - 22:56
Item12265 DebianPackage LocalSite.cfg / debian installer
Normal Confirmed n/a 25 Nov 2012 - 21:52 31 May 2014 - 03:42
Item12208 DebianPackage debian packages have root.root as owner for the files instead of www-data.www-data which gives then warnings because of insufficient privileges in configure script
Urgent Confirmed n/a 31 Oct 2012 - 15:53 16 Nov 2014 - 15:57
Item13002 DebianPackage, ClassificationPlugin add debian packaging support
ClassificationPlugin:f3ba5d4bc022
Enhancement Confirmed n/a 28 Aug 2014 - 09:36 24 Dec 2014 - 03:18
Item12219 DebianPackage bundled extensions should be pulled in via "Depends" instead of packaged and added to "Provides" in debian package
Normal Confirmed n/a 02 Nov 2012 - 13:48 04 Jan 2015 - 22:18
Item8591 DebianPackage Debian package wrong delimiter used in PermittedRedirectHostUrls
Normal Confirmed n/a 21 Feb 2010 - 14:04 06 Jan 2015 - 04:08
Item9252 DebianPackage Debian installers do not support ARM based devices
Enhancement Confirmed SvenDowideit n/a 02 Jul 2010 - 21:45 08 Jan 2015 - 04:30
Item10954 DebianPackage Debian extension packages installed with wrong permissions
Urgent Confirmed n/a 08 Jul 2011 - 16:42 10 Jan 2015 - 15:11
Item13265 DebianPackage Installation on Ubuntu 14.04 fails, reports " -bd: not found" due to missing dependency apache2-utils
Normal Confirmed n/a 18 Feb 2015 - 15:43 18 Feb 2015 - 15:43
Item13095 DebianPackage Debian packages incompatible with apache 2.4
Urgent Confirmed n/a 16 Nov 2014 - 16:01 03 Jun 2015 - 10:23
Item1610 DebianPackage DebianPackage of FormQueryPlugin depends on libtime-modules-perl
Normal Needs Developer n/a 10 May 2009 - 15:08 20 Jun 2015 - 08:25
Item13046 DebianPackage missing local perl path in debian packages
Low Needs Developer n/a 05 Oct 2014 - 18:07 11 Oct 2015 - 00:39
Item12834 DebianPackage Debian package foswiki-ldapcontrib now depends on DB_File::Lock (libdb-file-lock-perl)
Urgent Needs Developer n/a 31 Mar 2014 - 13:50 02 Nov 2015 - 07:57
Item13426 DebianPackage, RpmPackage RPM packages have dependency loop with epel
Normal Needs Developer n/a 22 May 2015 - 13:54 26 Sep 2016 - 15:30
Item13443 DebianPackage Bug and misconfiguration during upgrade from Debian 7.x to Debian 8.x (jessie) with foswiki debian package
Enhancement Needs Developer n/a 03 Jun 2015 - 11:03 26 Sep 2016 - 20:50
Item13263 DebianPackage [Discussion] new strategy for the perl dependencies with the automatic debian package builder
Enhancement Needs Developer n/a 17 Feb 2015 - 20:14 25 Mar 2017 - 20:53
Item2090 DebianPackage, GenPDFAddOn GenPDFAddon not correctly installed using apt-get.
Normal Needs Developer n/a 17 Sep 2009 - 19:43 31 Mar 2017 - 03:24
Item2527 ModPerlEngineContrib, DebianPackage troubles getting ModPerlEngineContrib running from debian repository
Normal Needs Developer n/a 24 Dec 2009 - 09:26 01 May 2017 - 03:34
Summary     Being Worked On DrakeDiedrich: 2
Being Worked On SvenDowideit: 1
Confirmed: 1
Confirmed n/a: 8
Confirmed SvenDowideit n/a: 1
Confirmed SvenDowideit n/a: 1
Needs Developer n/a: 8
New: 4
New 1.0.9: 1
New n/a: 6
New DrakeDiedrich: 3
New SvenDowideit n/a: 1
01 Sep 2010 - 11:02: 1
01 Sep 2010 - 11:56: 1
02 Jul 2010 - 21:45: 1
02 Nov 2012 - 13:48: 1
03 Dec 2008 - 19:48: 1
03 Jun 2015 - 11:03: 1
04 May 2009 - 01:01: 1
05 Feb 2010 - 00:36: 1
05 Oct 2014 - 18:07: 1
07 Oct 2009 - 03:04: 1
08 Jul 2011 - 16:42: 1
09 Apr 2010 - 14:38: 1
10 Jul 2010 - 13:27: 1
10 May 2009 - 15:08: 1
10 May 2012 - 14:10: 1
10 Nov 2010 - 11:26: 1
11 May 2011 - 09:30: 1
16 Nov 2014 - 16:01: 1
17 Aug 2010 - 02:12: 1
17 Feb 2015 - 20:14: 1
17 Sep 2009 - 19:43: 1
18 Feb 2015 - 15:43: 1
18 Jan 2010 - 22:08: 1
18 Mar 2010 - 19:38: 1
21 Dec 2009 - 08:16: 1
21 Feb 2010 - 14:04: 1
22 May 2015 - 13:54: 1
23 Oct 2009 - 23:50: 1
24 Dec 2009 - 09:26: 1
24 May 2009 - 16:43: 1
25 May 2011 - 11:13: 1
25 Nov 2012 - 21:52: 1
25 Oct 2012 - 08:21: 1
27 Oct 2010 - 20:50: 1
28 Aug 2014 - 09:36: 1
31 Mar 2014 - 13:50: 1
31 Oct 2012 - 15:53: 1
 

See also: help Support.DebianPackage, download Extensions.DebianPackage, code Development.DebianPackage


See also : DebianPackagingTaskTeam -- OlivierBerger - 09 Jan 2009


other technical details

if you want to use a robots.txt file, it would go into the /var/www directory - its outside of the scope of the foswiki package, as it affects the entire apache system, not just foswiki.
Topic revision: r21 - 17 Feb 2015, GuilainCabannes - This page was cached on 20 Sep 2017 - 20:53.

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