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Yet another dependency error in configure

Fetching http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/FindElsewherePlugin/FindElsewherePlugin.tgz...

Software error:
Compression not available - Install IO::Zlib! at /var/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 79
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (kenneth@lavrsen.dk), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. 

How many more dependencies am I going to run into to run configure?

And where are they documented?

The installer in configure is supposed to make life easier for newbie admins when it comes to installing plugins. But if you first have to install I don't know how many CPAN libs then I seriously think TWiki is better off not having this feature.

-- KJL

See my relevant notes at related Item3147

-- PTh

Removed the dependency.


One small little fix missing but I already did it - checking in now.



I uninstalled Archive::Tar and tested if things worked. The installer refused to work because EXTENSIONS still had a use Archive::Tar which was no longer used.

By removing this it all works! And it works great. It even downloads zip only manually made extensions now.

This is REALLY REALLY REALLY good. I am impressed. Wow.Wow.!!

I also changed the tools/DEPENDENCIES so that the Archive::Tar warning is soft and does not indicated that the installer will not work without it.


Thanks a lot for this great update Crawford.


Summary Configure - install fails with new dependency error
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1, Thu, 09 Nov 2006, build 11947
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 12203 12205
TargetRelease n/a
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Topic revision: r8 - 2006-12-10 - KennethLavrsen
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