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Re: Centos 4 install for 0.8.3 validator

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:18:12 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <200811102318.13480.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

On Monday 10 November 2008, Andrei Doicin wrote:

> I'll try and give you some useful feedback. What happened is that,
> rightly or wrongly, I chased dozens upon dozens of dependencies like
> never before ("dependency hell", some people call it), that is to say
> more binary RPMs, source RPMs, and actual source compilations than I
> could mention, or ever  bothered to list.

For CentOS 4, this is probably the case - I'm not aware of any pre-packaged 
versions of the validator or all its dependencies for it.  FWIW, for CentOS 5 
it's probably pretty much the same, but the required rpms that aren't 
available in the CentOS or Fedora EPEL repository for CentOS 5 (fewer than 
for CentOS 4 I suppose) should be pretty much a "rpmbuild --rebuild" away.  
(I doubt they'd rebuild as is for CentOS 4.)

> Otherwise, a very useful addition to your install doc would be to
> mention exactly where to enter environmental variables such as
> http_proxy (in case you are behind a firewall) - which in fact means you
> need to hack the actual  "check" perl code yourself, found in
> /usr/local/validator/cgi-bin.

Actually, that is not needed nor recommended.  The "correct" way to do specify 
proxy as well as some other connectivity related settings is via SetEnv in 
httpd.conf (or PassEnv if the variables are already set in the environment 
where httpd is started).  I added some docs about this in CVS:

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/validator/htdocs/docs/install.html.diff?r1=1.37&r2=1.38&f=h
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/validator/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.diff?r1=1.40&r2=1.41&f=h
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