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Sunday October 07, 2007
07:17 PM

Howto install mod_perl2 and HTML::Mason on Debian-etch

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I ordered myself some webservers at iWeb.ca recently with Debian (etch) preconfigured on them.

Apache2 (2.2.3) was already installed on them; this is how I added mod_perl2 and HTML::Mason:

#uname --all
Linux cl-t088-250cl 2.6.18-5-686 #1 SMP Sun Aug 12 21:57:02 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

#apt-get install apache2-dev
...
#apt-get install libapreq2
...
#apt-get install libapache2-mod-perl2
...
#apt-get install libhtml-mason-perl
...

#mkdir /etc/apache2/mason
#mkdir /etc/apache2/obj
#mkdir /etc/apache2/cache
#chown -R www-data /etc/apache2/mason

#vim /etc/apache2/mods-available/perl.load
LoadModule perl_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_perl.so

#ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/perl.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/perl.load

then update the /etc/apache2/sites-available with HTML::Mason configs (see masonhq.com)
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  • You could install multiple packages with one command

    apt-get install apache2-dev libapreq2 libapache2-mod-perl2 libhtml-mason-perl

    You put your Mason cache under /etc, but a more conventional place would be under/var/cache. In fact I'm pretty sure the libhtml-mason-perl package actually creates /var/cache/mason and sets the permissions appropriately.

    Rather than manually adding a LoadModule config line you can use the a2enmod command to enable a module:

    a2enmod perl