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Item4982: Configure installer has a few assumptions that cause my setups issues

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Engine Configure Normal Closed   minor 4.2.0

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see the commented section.

I'm going to make debian specific changes to it to quickly try to get the configure installer working - will talk about a refined solution post 4.2.0?

 sub _findTarget {
    my ($this, $file) = @_;

    if ($file =~ s#^data/#$TWiki::cfg{DataDir}/#) {
    } elsif ($file =~ s#^pub/#$TWiki::cfg{PubDir}/#) {
    } elsif ($file =~ s#^templates/#$TWiki::cfg{TemplateDir}/#) {
    } elsif ($file =~ s#^locale/#$TWiki::cfg{LocalesDir}/#) {
    } elsif ($file =~ s#^(bin/\w+)$#$this->{root}$1$TWiki::cfg{ScriptSuffix}#) {
        #This makes a couple of bad assumptions
        #1. that the twiki's bin dir _is_ called bin
        #2. that any file going into there _is_ a script - making installing the 
        #   .htaccess file via this machanism impossible
        #3. that softlinks are not in use (same issue below)
    } else {
        $file = File::Spec->catfile($this->{root}, $file);
    $file =~ /^(.*)$/;
    return $1;

-- TWiki:Main/SvenDowideit - 16 Nov 2007

Do you use .htsaccess files in the debian package???

You should never use .htaccess files unless you have to like on a shared host installation. It slows down TWiki that Apache has to look for .htaccess files in each and every directory in TWiki each time someone looks at a topic. You should use apache config file only and have AllowOverride None in it.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 16 Nov 2007

no, i do not use .htaccess. has nothing to do with the problem.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 16 Nov 2007

Mistakenly attributed checkins Rev:15712 Rev:15713 to this bug. They belong to Item4972


Closing this. Most likely not relevant any longer

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 30 Jul 2008

Summary Configure installer has a few assumptions that cause my setups issues
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Thu, 15 Nov 2007, build 15610
AppliesTo Engine
Component Configure
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15712 TWikirev:15713 TWikirev:15803
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r10 - 2008-07-30 - KennethLavrsen
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