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# SiikirPerl
How to install the Perl Siikir CMS.
# Perlbrew
Recommended to install a custom Perl w/ perlbrew instead of using your vendor
version of Perl. I made a dedicated user, `bob` that "owns" the Perl
installation.
```bash
[bob]$ sudo mkdir /opt/perl5 && chown bob:bob /opt/perl5
[bob]$ export PERLBREW_ROOT="/opt/perl5"
[bob]$ wget -O - http://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
[bob]$ perlbrew init
[bob]$ perlbrew install perl-5.18.0
[bob]$ perlbrew switch perl-5.18.0
```
After installing Perl, make a symlink so that `/opt/perl` points to the Perl
root, for example:
```bash
/opt/perl -> /opt/perl5/perls/perl-5.18.0
```
So that `/opt/perl/bin/perl` exists.
# Apache Configuration
You'll need `mod_fcgid`, `mod_rewrite`, and probably `mod_suexec`. On
Debian, install the package `apache2-suexec-custom` so that you can change
suexec to use `/home` as its root (not needed if you plan to put your site
under `/var/www`). The suexec config file is usually at
`/etc/apache2/suexec/www-data`.
Typical VirtualHost configuration for mod\_fcgid:
```apache
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName www.yoursite.com
DocumentRoot /home/www/public_html
CustomLog /home/www/logs/access_log combined
ErrorLog /home/www/logs/error_log
SuexecUserGroup www www
<Directory "/home/www/public_html">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>
<Directory "/home/www/public_html/fcgi">
SetHandler fcgid-script
Options +ExecCGI
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>
```
Follow that up with a `.htaccess` in your document root:
```apache
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /fcgi/index.cgi [L]
RewriteRule ^$ /fcgi/index.cgi [L]
</IfModule>
```
# Perl Modules
The typical Siikir installation requires these modules. Install them using
cpanminus as your Perl user (`bob` in my case).
```bash
$ cpan App::cpanminus
```
The required modules (install each with `cpanm $NAME`):
* CGI::Fast
* FCGI
* JSON
* JSON::XS
* Image::Magick*
* LWP::UserAgent
* Mail::Sendmail
* Template*
* Digest::SHA1
* Net::DNS
You'll __need__ JSON::XS. JSON::PP doesn't quite cut it.
A couple modules have special cases and might not be installable via `cpanm`:
## Image::Magick
Because of Image::Magick's ties with the C ImageMagick library, they need to
be installed by hand. You'll need to download and build ImageMagick from
imagemagick.org (it includes the Perl module, so you don't need to deal with
CPAN at all for this one).
```bash
$ wget http://www.imagemagick.org/download/ImageMagick.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf ImageMagick.tar.gz
$ cd ImageMagick-*/
$ ./configure --with-perl
$ make
$ make perl-sources
$ sudo make install
$ sudo ldconfig /usr/local/lib
$ cd PerlMagick
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ make
$ make test
$ make install
```
__Note:__ If your site ever starts crashing (particularly after a software
update) saying it can't find `libmagick.so` or something, run
`sudo ldconfig /usr/local/lib` to rebuild the library cache.
### Misc Notes
You'll need `libperl-dev` installed on the system (if you get an error like
"`can't find -lperl`" when building).
## Template
I sometimes have problems installing Template::Toolkit through cpanm because
the test suite doesn't pass completely (35 out of several thousand tests fail).
You can just download and install this module by hand and it works.