Re: Installing 0.60 on Debian


>here is how I've done it.
>The good side about this is that I can do a cvs update in every directory
>of the validator to update.

Note that there is a Debian package available for the validator; if you use
it, everything will be installed/configured automatically (including
Apache), but you may not be able to install the latest CVS version as
easily as you do it currently -- you can still do it, but combining files
from different versions of the same program can cause problems. In the
other hand, the Debian package will also be regularly updated (but only
with regular versions, not with every CVS changes).

You can find it (as well as a few other packages needed, see below) at (or woody, or testing/sarge or
unstable/sid depending on the Debian version you're using). You can also
use apt to get the files, just add the following line in your
/etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb ./

and type

apt-get update
apt-get install w3c-markup-validator

to install everything. Note that this package has only had limited testing,
and any feedback (positive/negative) is more than welcome !

>*NOTE: I had to edit the /var/www/validator-0.60/cgi-bin/check to remove
>the -R line in the call for the sgml parser on line 476.

If you're using the stable version of Debian ("Woody"), the opensp package
is a pre-version of 1.5, which doesn't understand the -R switch. You can
find a Debian package of opensp 1.5 (which knows about the -R switch) for
Woody in the same directory than the validator package (if you configured
sources.list as described above, you can also use "apt-get install opensp"
to replace your current version of opensp).


Received on Monday, 16 December 2002 00:24:28 UTC