Documentation help wanted for specific topics

Michiel Beijen michiel.beijen at
Wed Jan 14 12:55:54 UTC 2015

Hi Jochen,

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann at> wrote:
> 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.)

It might be a good idea if Bugzilla would provide one configuration
file that would be applicable for both 2.2 and 2.4 versions of the
product. OTRS also has this and it works quite nicely:

Of course for now probably using 2.2 would just be simpler. But Linux
distributions like CentOS 7 also have Apache 2.4 so it would be great
if the configuration would support it.

> 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.

Why do you install DBD::mysql on Strawberry? Since I guess Strawberry
Perl 5.10 years ago, it's been bundled by default. Strawberry Perl
does not support the binary packages (ppm) that ActiveState perl does.
But apart from that its build environment works well and is similar to
ActiveState. ActiveStates PPM repos are shut down after a while, for
instance if you'd have an ActiveState perl 5.14 installation a while
ago, right now you can not use PPM anymore unless you get a support
contract; or if you uninstall perl and install 5.20 or so.

Apart from that you can simply install stuff by typing 'cpan DateTime
File::Slurp' et cetera, or use cpanm if you want.

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