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Item3942: Issues encountered installing DatabasePlugin

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Extension DatabasePlugin Normal Closed   n/a  

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Issues encountered installing DatabasePlugin on TWiki 4.1.2.

  • 1) Could not install through configure -> FindMoreExtensions
    as Plugins/DatabasePlugin is not tagged as TestedOnTWiki 4.x
    so the regex on Plugins/FastReport does not find it;
    also what is that "[.]" doing - should that not be "\." instead? As in
    Downloaded and installed the old way.
    Impact: Minor.
    • Test DatabasePlugin on TWiki 4.x and mark it as tested
    • Correct the regex on FastReport as it will currently match "TestedOnTWiki 1999"

  • 2) Had to tweak the ./lib/TWiki/Configure/TWikiCfg.pm to get ./view/configure to show all sections from ./lib/TWiki/Plugins/DatabasePlugin/Config.spec
      sub _parse
    commented out
      # last if ($sectionNum && !$haveLSC);
    Not sure what the implications are.
    Impact: Major? - I think this affects all configurable Plugins that use multiple sections.
    • Implement suggested fix?

  • 3) There was no ./bin/DatabasePluginEdit file so I had to grab one from an old release and tweak it (attached).
    This file could probably do with a bit of tidying up.
    Impact: Minor - only affects DatabasePlugin Edit functionality.
    • Tidy up DatabasePluginEdit and include it in the plugin zip.

  • 4) Had to tweak the ./lib/TWiki/Plugins/DatabasePlugin/DATABASE_EDIT.pm to get the right field for database name.
      my $database = $dbinfo->{name}
      my $database = $dbinfo->{database};
    Impact: Minor - only affects DatabasePlugin Edit functionality.
    • Implement suggested fix.

-- TWiki:Main/ThomasSchodt - 24 Apr 2007

Thanks Thomas.

  • Yes, there are known problems with older versions of TWikiCfg.pm. Work in progress. (2) is already fixed in subversion.
  • (3) I removed the DatabaseEdit script because it is specific to mySql, and needed a lot of work. it should not be part of the release until someone has put a lot of work into it
  • I fixed (4).
  • And (5)
I'm closing this now; the issue with the edit script deserves a report of it's own.


Summary Issues encountered installing DatabasePlugin
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ThomasSchodt
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Sun, 15 Apr 2007, build 13419
AppliesTo Extension
Component DatabasePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:13518
TargetRelease n/a

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Unknown file formatext DatabasePluginEdit r1 manage 3.3 K 2007-04-24 - 14:40 UnknownUser gleaned from an old release and tweaked to work with TWiki 4 (@INC stuff)
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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-04-24 - CrawfordCurrie
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