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Re: RFS: Sponsor needed for pmwiki


thank you for all your feedback :)
I'm currently about to move. Therefore I think that it may
take some time till I will be able to bring in your ideas
and publish the next release. You will hear from me
soon again ;)

Best regards,

Am 09.09.2011 um 01:59 schrieb Chris Knadle:

> On Thursday, August 11, 2011 08:15:24 PM, Robert Strobl wrote:
>> Hi, I implemented your feedback. The updated version
>> now concerns PmWiki's current upstream stable release 2.2.29.
>> Please find the package files at: http://share.gloriabyte.de/pmwiki/
>> Best regards,
>> Robert
> Greetings, Robert.
> I'd like to touch base with you concerning your Pmwiki package, and I have a 
> couple of suggestions.  I've been running PmWiki for at least 5 years or so 
> and have been wishing for a Pmwiki package in Debian, so I'm glad to see 
> another effort towards getting it into Debian, so your work towards this is 
> appreciated.
> Right now it appears as though you're changing the group ownership of most of 
> the pmwiki related files to being owned and writable by www-data.  I have a 
> suggestion whereby neither of these is necessary; PmWiki includes the ability 
> to be set up as a WikiFarm[1] whereby the same installation can be used for 
> setting up any number of wikis.  Using this method, the web server does not 
> need to be able to write to any of the pmwiki files at all, since the wiki 
> location where web pages will be stored will differ from the pmwiki 
> installation, so they could be owned by root:root and would only need to be 
> readable by the www-data user.
> This would involve adding one file, local/farmconfig.php, which would act as 
> the "default" config.php that wikis would use, until overridden by another 
> local/config.php file in the actual wiki page storage location.  [You could 
> theoretically have debconf prompt the user for setting a default password to 
> use in the farmconfig.php file if you wanted to, but I'm not sure it's 
> required.]
>   [1]  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/WikiFarms
> One thing I note in my setup is that I have not set the $FarmPubDirUrl 
> variable at all, which seems to be suggested in the page above under the 
> "Create the home wiki" section, so I don't think that's necessary.  I believe 
> this is done to allow using the original PmWiki location as a wiki, and all 
> the other wikis as a "wikifarm", but what I've done is simply to set up every 
> wiki as a "wikifarm" and leave the original PmWiki location unwritable by the 
> web server.  :-)  That works fine.
> Adding a new wiki as a WikiFarm would need to be explained in a README, or 
> could possibly be scripted, but might need to be run as root if you want to 
> have the "local" wiki.d directory group owned and writable by www-data.  I'm 
> willing to help document that and help write the script and man page, along 
> with example setup files, if you wish.
> Just let me know what I can help you with.
> Thanks.
>  -- Chris
> --
> Chris Knadle
> Chris.Knadle@coredump.us

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