Documentation help wanted for specific topics

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Wed Jan 14 12:31:01 UTC 2015

Okay, succeeded by using Apache 2.2.

I suggest to add the following to the Windows installation docs.

1.) Do *not* use Apache HTTPD 2.4. Use 2.2 instead. (This might apply
to all platforms, btw.)
2.) Do *not* use Strawberry Perl, unless you really know what you are doing.
     Despite a lot of efforts by the Strawberry Maintainers, there are still
     glitches when installing modules, in particular for DBD::mysql. (For
     example, mysqladmin.exe *must* be in the path.
3.) The updated list of modules to install via PPM:

  ppm install AppConfig TimeDate DateTime DateTime-TimeZone DBI
DBD-mysql Template-Toolkit
  ppm install MailTools GD Chart GDGraph Net-LDAP-Express Email-Reply
Email-Send Math-Random-ISAAC
  ppm install Template-GD MIME-tools XML-Twig PatchReader
  ppm install Authen-SASL Net-SMTP-SSL Authen-Radius JSON-RPC JSON-XS Test-Taint
  ppm install HTML-Scrubber Encode-Detect HTML-FormatText-WithLinks
  ppm install File-Slurp IO-stringy

    Note, that ppm is happily installing multiple modules in one execution.


On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann at> wrote:
> Hi,
> for your info: I had to install Bugzilla on Windows these days and am
> running into problems as soon as testing the installed Bugzilla. (More
> precisely, I get an HTTP error code 403.)
> Some digging in the web suggests that my fault could be to use Apache
> 2.4, rather than 2.2 (the authorization stuff has changed quite a bit,
> although I have mod_access_compat loaded).
> Is anyone out there who might be able to help with that?
> Thanks,
> Jochen
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:
>> On 22/12/14 18:53, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>>> I pride myself to have some experience with installation on Windows.
>> Wonderful :-) Might you be able to check over our Windows installation
>> documentation here:
>> and give us your feedback? (Also the sub-pages about IIS and about
>> Apache on Windows.) You are welcome to submit patches, or file bugs, or
>> email me with suggestions, whatever's easiest for you.
>> I would like to have enough confidence in these Windows docs to take the
>> disclaimer off the top.
>> Gerv
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