Posts Tagged ‘foswiki’

Foswiki 1.1.3 Fast CGI installation

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

This took me a long time, and a trip to the IRC channel to sort out.

When you install Foswiki, the installaiton guide sends you to an Apache Config File Generator. One of the options is to use cgi, or Fast CGI. Since I’ve used Fast CGI before and I know it works on my server, I selected that.

I got the configure program running, but the wiki would only 404.

I dug in and discovered the FastCGI configuration uses a foswiki.fcgi script, which wasn’t anywhere in my archive.

There’s a reason: It’s an extension you have to install. Foswiki dosen’t ship with FastCGI support.

You can install it through Configure; go to Extensions, click the Find and Install Extensions button, then install FastCGIEngineContrib.

A kind user there, gac410, knew this and got me straightened right out right away. Thanks again, gac!

Quirk Installing Foswiki 1.1.3

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

When I installed Foswiki 1.1.3, they sent me to a very handy ApacheConfigGenerator. One of the options is to use “short” urls, where you can use /Web/PageName instead of /bin/view/Web/PageName

Naturally, I turned this on.

Then I tried to run the “configure” script. It wouldn’t run, telling me I needed to run configure.

The short-url change aliases / to bin/view. That includes ‘configure’.

In short, don’t use the Short URL option until you’re done with configure, or turn it off to do so.

Commenting out the three lines in the Apache config is enough to turn it off briefly to run configure.