I am trying to install Codestriker 1.9.0.beta3 on a Windows XP system and am running into a problem.
(I am using the latest Apache 1.3 and Perl 5.6 downloads.)
The problem is with the DBD::Pg requirement. Following the instructions, I get the following error:
PPM> install DBD-Pg
Install package 'DBD-Pg?' (y/N): y
Installing package 'DBD-Pg'...
Error installing package 'DBD-Pg': Read a PPD for 'DBD-Pg', but it is not intend
ed for this build of Perl (MSWin32-x86-multi-thread)
There is a DBD::PgPP package, but install.pl does not recognize it as satisifying the requirements for Codestriker.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This is interesting, as this is the first time I know of somebody trying to use Codestriker + PostgreSQL on a Win32 system. I can see the problem, on Win32, the package name is completely non-standard.
Try modifying lib/Codestriker/DB/PostgreSQL.pm on line 42, and change the string from DBD::Pg to DBD::PgPP. Then re-run install.pl again.
Please let me know if this fixes things. If so, I'll fix the code so that this is what is used for Win32 systems.
That gets further, but it's not a complete fix. Here is what I see now:
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs\codestriker\bin>install.pl
Checking for LWP::UserAgent (any) ok: found v2.024
Checking for CGI (v2.56) ok: found v2.752
Checking for Net::SMTP (any) ok: found v2.26
Checking for DBI (v1.13) ok: found v1.48
Checking for Template (v2.07) ok: found v2.13
Checking for HTML::Entities (any) ok: found v1.27
Checking for File::Temp (any) ok: found v0.12
Checking for XML::RSS (v1.05) found v0.97
Checking for DBD::PgPP (any) ok: found v0.04
install_driver(Pg) failed: Can't locate DBD/Pg.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ../lib
C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/lib) at (eval 30) line 3.
Perhaps the DBD::Pg perl module hasn't been fully installed,
or perhaps the capitalisation of 'Pg' isn't right.
Available drivers: CSV, DBM, ExampleP, File, Mock, ODBC, PgPP, Proxy, Sponge.
I have just got this working on my Win32 laptop with PostgreSQL and PgPP. I used the following for my $db:
Hmmm PgPP looks buggy. When I tried to create a topic which had the "?" character in the text, it would bomb out creating the topic.
I really think for Win32, you are much better off with either MySQL. There do seem to be DBD::Pg drivers for Win32, but none of them are officially supported.
You are best to use either MySQL or SQL Server.
Ah yes - you will also need to update your $db variable in your codestriker.conf file. For example, change from:
$db = 'DBI:Pg:dbname=codestrikerdb';
$db = 'DBI:PgPP:dbname=codestrikerdb';
Let me know if that fixes things. I will test this out myself on a Win32 machine I'll have access to soon.