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Re: Problems Installing Validator on Mac OS X

From: Rei <r_e_i@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 03:12:08 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20050322111208.36585.qmail@web50609.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org


I did what you suggested by removing the line and retyping it. I've also
reinstalled openSP3 and even tried openSP4. All the things that I've tried
resulted in the same error messages. 

Something else that I noticed. I assumed that the Maintainer line in the conf
file is used in the error message, but it tells me "no address given" as the
last line after the error message:

"For help, please send mail to the webmaster ([no address given]), giving this
error message and the time and date of the error."

I've included a copy of my conf file below. Maybe another set of eyes might see
something wrong.

# Main Configuration File for the W3C Markup Validation Service.
# $Id: validator.conf,v 2004/05/18 03:41:19 link Exp $
# Basic Key/Value pairs, separated by TABs.
# Blank lines and lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
# The file:// URLs aren't really URLs; it's just convenient shorthand.
#      * Document format in /docs instead of here.
#      * Ditch this format for a sane one; probably using Config::General.


# Email address of the maintainer of this service.
#Maintainer     www-validator@w3.org
Maintainer      r_e_i@yahoo.com

# The "Home Page" for the service.  Make sure this ends with a slash.
#Home Page      http://validator.w3.org/
Home Page       http://localhost/

# Base URL To Error Explanations (doc/errors.html)
#Msg FAQ URI    http://validator.w3.org/docs/errors.html
Msg FAQ URI     http://localhost/validator/htdocs/docs/errors.html

# Base URL for the Element Reference.
Element Ref URI         http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/

# The SGML Library Path.
SGML Library    /Library/WebServer/Documents/validator/htdocs/sgml-lib

# The SGML Parser to use.
#SGML Parser    /usr/bin/onsgmls
SGML Parser     /sw/bin/onsgmls

# Mapping tables etc...
Element Map    
FPI to Text    
Error to URI   
File Type      

# DanC territory...
Tips DB        
# The "templates" for headers, footers...
Header          Library/WebServer/Documents/validator/htdocs/header.html
Footer          Library/WebServer/Documents/validator/htdocs/footer.html

# Location of Verbose Error Messages...
Verbose Msg    

# Allowed Protocols
# - List of (comma separated) protocol schemes to allow.
Allowed Protocols       data,http,https

# Whether to allow checking resources located at private IP addresses.
Allow Private IPs       0

# Whether to allow SOAP support to be enabled (not recommended!).
Enable SOAP     0


 --- Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:
> Hello Rei,
> Coincidentally, I performed an install of the validator on a Mac  
> system today...
> On Mar 21, 2005, at 8:27 PM, Rei wrote:
> > I made the conf file changes as described in the instructions. I  
> > only deviated
> > from the instructions by installing the HTML:: Parser and  
> > HTTP::Request modules
> > since I didn't already have them.
> Yes, this is strange. As far as I know these two modules are included  
> wit lwp... We may want to make our bundle more strict in what it  
> requires.
> > When I try to validate my test file, I get the following errors:
> >
> > Configured SGML Parser ' ' not executable! at
> > /System/Library/Perl/5.8.1/CGI/Carp.pm line 314.
> If I remember correctly, that happens when there is an issue with the  
> "SGML Parser" line in the validator.conf file.
> One way to be sure to fix it would be to remove that line (line 40)  
> and type it again
> SGML Parser   /your/path/to/onsgmls
> (the path is /sw/bin/ if you used fink or /usr/local/bin/ if you  
> compiled it)
> Please try this, and come back to us if it works, or if it doesn't.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> olivier

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