How to Install Web Man Alpha 009
Web Man can be installed on a local workstation, or on a remote server.
Release Alpha 009 requires some Perl modules. You can install them with
CPAN. See Requirements below.
o Linux. Ubuntu is a fine platform for Web Man; many other Linux distributions
will probably work.
o Apache 2 or 2.2, Perl 5.
o FireFox or Chrome under any OS for the client. This release is known not
to work with Internet Explorer. It has not been tested with any other.
o CPAN. The installer script uses that to install URI, HTML::Tree, and
LWP::UserAgent. There are lots of dependencies, but CPAN can install the
other modules needed to satisfy them.
o make and gcc. CPAN needs those to make some of the modules.
o Fast mirrors for CPAN in your urllist. The default ones here in northern
New Jersey are turtle slow. At the cpan prompt, "o conf init urllist".
o Perl module Time::HiRes.
Become root. Change into the directory where you want your workspace.
That should be someplace that Apache can reach, its DocumentRoot or some
directory below it. I usually test with /var/www/testspace or
/var/www/wmspace/workspace, where /var/www is my Apache's DocumentRoot.
Then download the installer script with a Source Forge download link,
Then run it with Perl. It will download and extract all the rest of
what you need, and walk you through the installation process.