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Item7695: Problems with incompatible changes in CPAN's CGI

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Extension CgiContrib Normal Closed TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg    

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For new releases of TWiki, a frozen version of the CGI modules will be added to the TWiki core: See TWiki:Codev.AddCGIpmToTWikiCore and Item7620.

This doesn't help, however, all those users who have problems right now, especially on Red Hat and its derivatives, where CGI is not shipped with Perl. The usual advice is to manually install CGI in an older version, but this leaves admins with a recurring bookkeeping task why they have "outdated" software.

Therefore let's create a non-core Contrib for use with all versions up to 6.0.1, drop it into the 06x00 branch, and upload it to twiki.org.

I've created a new item for bookkeeping purposes: Item7620 needs to be in "Waiting for Release" state for Kampala, while this item refers to a non-core extension for TWiki 6.0.1 and older and will be closed after a period of successful tests.

-- TWiki:Main/HaraldJoerg - 2015-10-27

This can be closed now, though not as successful as desired. As it turned out, configure chokes on newer CGIs before the directory where CgiContrib sits is prepended to the library path. As of TWiki 6.0.2, the problem is fixed and the contrib is shipped together with TWiki.

-- TWiki:Main/HaraldJoerg - 2016-03-16

Summary Problems with incompatible changes in CPAN's CGI
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg
Codebase 6.0.1, 6.0.0
SVN Range TWiki-6.0.1-trunk, Thu, 18 Jun 2015, build 29363
AppliesTo Extension
Component CgiContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg
Checkins TWikirev:29628


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