I have a fresh installation of TWiki:Codev.TWikiRelease04x00x00beta06
on our TWiki Server. There is an error: the backlinks of topics is always empty, when accessed from the "backlinks" link on the bottom of th topic. When I rename a topic, the lists "Change links in topics that refer to <> ..." seem to be correct.
Possibly this is due to misconfiguration. Strange fact: the productive Cairo release running on the same server, web server and perl installation behaves vise-versa: the backlinks are ok, but the "change links ..." lists when renaming is always empty. I switched from mod_perl to ActivePerl a few weeks ago. On mod_perl, the same error occured.
I just tested, and backlinks is fine on both Linux and Windows, so misconfiguration is probable.
Backlinks uses SEARCH, which depends on
- Windows 2000
- Apache 1.3.28
- ActivePerl 5.8.7, build 815
- Some "unix support files" ls.exe, grep.exe a.s.o. I forgot where i have it from. Is this still used anyway?
grep. You must have GNU grep for it to work. That is probably the problem. If not, re-open this report.
Your right, now it works! Before I had a Cygwin port of GNU grep, that seemed not to work sometimes. (There was no
egrep available, so i took
grep instead. I'm not able to distinguish this stuff anyway ... )
Now i tried unxutils from sourceforge. This works well. I'll test other search issues I had on this installation and hope to have all solved now.
Should there be a description how to install TWiki on Windows without cygwin? (Or is there one and I didn't find it?) I tried cygwin as my first TWiki installation (Cairo) and I found out that this is very hard, so I never recommend it. The GNU utils could be part of a TWiki binary distibution for Windows. That would be very helpful for people trying TWiki the fist time on windows.
Thanks a lot.