To my knowledge no-one else is currently working on this project. I
agree that it would be quite useful, although as Nandor points out the
biggest hassle in setting up a new WeBWorK, particularly on an existing
machine, is getting all the infra-structure apache, tex, gd, the CPAN
modules etc. working properly. If your installation is new enough this
may have been done for you, but there is no guarantee. Good luck with
the project and keep us informed about how it is going. It may be that
someone in this discussion group has experience creating packages and
can help out with advice.
We have past attempts at creating installation packages and/or installation instructions. (See Arnie's work on http://webhost.math.rochester.edu/webworkdocs/docs/install/linuxredhat)
unfortunately it goes out of date very quickly and we don't currently
have support for maintaining it. Bill Ziemer also created a
comprehensive package, but it has also gone out of date, and even in
its prime it worked on some machines, but not on others.
One thing that everyone can help with is documentation of installation
experiences. The install documents are on a Wiki, which can be edited
by anyone -- so if you have discovered a neat tip that works on your
machine, go ahead and add it to the twiki.
I've found that the use of the CPAN module is a big help in installing many of the modules
from the CPAN archives. It doesn't work for all of them, but it saves time on the easier ones. Your mileage may vary. (http://search.cpan.org/~andk/CPAN-1.76/lib/CPAN.pm)
Comments on your experiences, successes and failures, to this discussion group are also useful.
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