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== DateTime won't build ==
== DateTime won't build ==

Revision as of 12:12, 20 February 2008

DateTime won't build

  • In building DateTime on some computers you may need to install Module::Build first.
  • In some cases installations have had to reset the environment variable =LANG= in order to get Module::Build to compile. Use export LANG=C (sh/bash) or setenv LANG C (csh/tcsh).

When printing hardcopy with the "Show Correct Answers" option enabled, users get an error message similar to HASH(0x18fa4348) in the subroutine DateTime::TimeZone::new

DateTime tries to calculate the time zone in various ways from data available on the server. These methods can fail and cause seemingly-unrelated errors, for example in printing hardcopy.

To work around this, set the variable $siteDefaults{timezone} in global.conf to a valid time zone. For example:

$siteDefaults{timezone} = "America/New_York";

Further information is available in global.conf. Search for timezones. globalconf also contains instructions for finding the appropriate name for your local time zone. The command to list all time zone names is:

perl -MDateTime::TimeZone -e 'print join "\n", DateTime::TimeZone::all_names';