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Item3531: A one-line edit of the install.html that comes with the release zip (to be more user friendly)

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I think the install.html that comes with the release zip may need to be updated relevant to its online equivalent http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiInstallationGuide . The main line to update is described below, but there may be others.

I realise this is not a typical bug report, but as it needs changes to the release files (which is beyond me) then I guess it should go here. And even though it is not code, it is also important to 'program' the users properly too - I beleive TWiki does want to improve the user experience.

In my first experience with TWiki I spent about one whole day trying to install TWiki on the 1and1 host, but had many problems (adding .pl extensions, removing -wT from all the .pl's, editing configure.pl etc, manually configuring because of Perl compatibility issues etc) and pretty much gave up before I found the documentation about exactly how to install on 1and1, which was a godsend! In my situation, I had no idea someone would have created such a specialised doc, so I didn't even search for that. In my case, in the first install instructions I had seen (the install.html in the twiki zip) it would have been great if it linked to specialised install help at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki.InstallingTWiki, mentioning that installing on web hosts was documented there. I noticed that the online version of http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiInstallationGuide does this, but unfortunately the version in the zip does not. I hope something good can come from my day of pain.

-- TWiki:Main/EricWoods - 30 Jan 2007

Covered by Item3534, so setting this No Action and linking the repoprts.


Summary A one-line edit of the install.html that comes with the release zip (to be more user friendly)
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.EricWoods
Codebase 4.1.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.0, Mon, 22 Jan 2007, build 12595
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Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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