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Welcome to Wakaba, pre-release version. There's no proper documentation yet. The script behaves a lot like futaba (http://www.2chan.net/script/) or futallaby (http://www.1chan.net/futallaby/). I stole most of the translations from futallaby. Many thanks to thatdog for his work on that. The script lives in a directory that needs to be writable by the web server process. This might mean you need to set it to full permission, 777. It wants three subdirectories, src, thumb and res, and those need to be writeable too. Edit the config.pl files according to your needs. You should at least configure the admin password and SQL settings. For SQL backends, the script has been designed to be able to use either mysql or sqlite. You'll need to install Perl drivers for the one you choose. I've tried to keep down the number of external dependecies as much as possible, but there are a few: For thumbnailing, it tries, in this order, the PerlMagick module, the external ImageMagick "convert" command, and finally the netpbm tools. It also either needs the Digest::MD5 module, which is standard in newer Perl versions but not in older, or the external "md5sum" command. To make charset conversion work properly, you need Perl 5.8.0 or higher. On older perl versions, it tries to work entirely in ISO Latin-1, but this is untested, like much else. Furthermore, you should make your webserver send the proper charset code for the pages the script creates. With Apache, make a .htaccess files with "AddCharset utf-8 .html" in it. When the script is run the first time, it tries to create its databases, and make the first HTML page. Hopefully this works, otherwise you might need to mess around with it in uncomfortable ways. The admin interface as an option to re-make all the static HTML pages, which is necessary if the script is moved, or if you change options in the config file that affect the pages directly. If everything breaks and you can't get to the admin interface, try accessing http://.../wakaba.pl?action=rebuild&admin=ADMINPASSWORD Well, good luck. Report problems and bugs to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. - !WAHa.06x36
Duh...I will do my best with your help to make it work. If it's alright to say it I'm using 000Webhost as free forum host I'll ask for support there too but...they sux in my opinion to be honest, but I'll talk with them still.WakabaQuickStart
- Make sure your web server is set up for RunningPerlScripts.
- Set up a database. See MysqlDatabase or SQLiteDatabase.
- Make sure you have a thumbnailer installed. See ImageMagick or NetPBM.
- Make sure the permissions are set correctly on the scripts and directories. See SettingPermissions.
- Edit config.pl to your liking. At the very least, set up the database settings, the AdminPassword and the SecretString. See WakabaConfig.
- Access wakaba.pl through a web browser. This should create the HTML pages and forward you to them if everything worked.
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