in case anyone is interested, here are some notes that I have taken on
getting WW to install on RHEL4 an Fedora. I may update this more later,
but I don't recommend using RHEL or Fedora because we have had some
versioning issues with certain packages. This text is based off of the
work that Sam and Mike did on the Twiki Install guide, I have just
listed the different package names.
WeBWorK requires Perl 5.6 or greater.
Package names: Debian: perl
RHEL4, Fedora: Part of default install, perl
Apache WeBWorK requires Apache 1.3. Efforts are underway to make it
compatible with Apache 2. WeBWorK requires that the mod_alias module be
available. Most vendors compile their Apache packages with the
necessary features enabled. Package names: Debian: apache RHEL4,
Fedora: Compile from source.
mod_perl WeBWorK is a mod_perl application and requires mod_perl 1.x.
If compiling mod_perl from source, use the EVERYTHING=1 flag to enable
all mod_perl features. Most vendors compile their mod_perl packages
with this setting enabled. Package names: Debian: libapache-mod-perl
RHEL4, Fedora: Compile from source. I had to use the flags below to get
the compile to work correctly.
perl Makefile.PL EVERYTHING=1 DO_HTTPD=1 USE_APACI=1
MySQL In WeBWorK 2.2, only MySQL database are supported. The deprecated
GDBM database has been removed in this version. WeBWorK 2.2 is
primarily tested with MySQL 4.0. It also reported to work with MySQL
4.1 as well as recent versions of MySQL 3. Package names: Debian,
Fedora, RHEL: mysql-server, mysql-client
LaTeX WeBWorK requires LaTeX for generating hardcopy output and
displaying mathematics graphically. Any standard LaTeX distribution
that provides the commands latex and pdflatex should work. We use
TeTeX. Package names: Debian: tetex-bin, tetex-extra RHEL4, Fedora:
WeBWorK requires Netpbm to convert images among the GIF, PNG, and EPS formats.
Package names: Debian: netpbm
RHEL4, Fedora: Compile from source.
dvipng WeBWorK uses dvipng to display mathematics graphically. It is
only required if you wish to use the images display mode. WeBWorK is
initially configured to work with dvipng 1.0 or greater, but can be
reconfigured to work with dvipng 0.8 or 0.9. dvipng requires the
preview.sty file from the preview-latex package. Package names: Debian:
dvipng, preview-latex-style Fedora:
TtH WeBWorK uses TtH to display mathematics as formatted HTML. It is
only required if you wish to use the formatted-text display mode.
Package names: Debian: tth RHEL4, Fedora: Compile from source.
All Perl Modules were pulled from CPAN.
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