Markus Ackermann wrote:
>I know that's a problem. And I know that you've been long enough around
>to know that it was different earlier. But with the sudden popularity of
>Slashcode the site and the mailing list got spammed with, how should I
>say, dumb questions.
This is true. And a lot of questions there get asked again and again and
>Dumb questions which either could've been solved by reading the
>documentation, or questions by people you sensed didn't know what they
>do at all. They should've rather been installing a PHP script instead of
>a grown up web application.
Well, the documentation is WAY better than it was in the beginning. I
remember the pre-1.0 days. It was scary!
>It's too bad that interesting questions of people who have actually read
>the docs and know what they do didn't get answered in that process.
>PS: I'm really grateful that someone took the task to write a Slashcode
>Install doc for dummies. It's a well done walk through for the install
>process. But still people don't seem to realize that slash is quite a
>beast to install. (Although I've had no problems - but I know what I do)
I think it's pretty easy to follow. When I first started with pre-1.0 version, I knew NOTHING about perl. I knew PL-SQL (oracle) and some other languages. Perl is very different.
The current version, you do as the INSTALL says. You have to have MySQL installed, and Apache/Mod_perl source. It's all in the docs. And having the ability to do a CPAN install Bundle::Slash is way cool. In fact, for me, everything there seems to work fine now. Mysql modules for a long time seemed to be broken and would require a manual install.
Anyhow, I digress. My slash site was working fine till recently. Perhaps because I like to live on the bleeding edge and run a site on the latest CVS. My own fault, but, I like to be geeky. And Krow added a File Upload thing. Very cool. But, like I said, I'm getting those errors and pages aren't updating the counts, and stories are not getting refreshed.