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Fetch and install VHFFS
You can install VHFFS from source or using our Debian packages, depending on your current mood or system
Install VHFFS from source
To get the source of VHFFS 4.4, in a terminal window type:
tar xzf vhffs-4.4.1.tar.gz
Then cd into vhffs-4.4.1:
apt-get install autoconf automake gettext libglib2.0-dev ./bootstrap.sh
There is some dependencies, here is what you'll need to build VHFFS:
apt-get install gcc gettext libglib2.0-dev make subversion
Then, run the classical autotool command line:
./configure make make install
Nonetheless, there is also runtime dependencies for the VHFFS base, which are much more numerous than build dependencies:
apt-get install libdbd-pg-perl libmime-lite-perl libcrypt-gpg-perl libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl libemail-valid-perl libconfig-general-perl liblockfile-simple-perl libquota-perl
If the VHFFS base is correctly installed as well as dependencies, you will have something like that:
# /usr/lib/vhffs/bots/user.pl DBI connect('database=vhffs;host=localhost;port=5432','vhffs',...) failed: could not connect to server: Connection refused Is the server running on host "localhost" (::1) and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432? could not connect to server: Connection refused is the server running on host "localhost" (127.0.0.1) and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432? at /usr/share/vhffs/api/Vhffs.pm line 154
It does nothing and fail because nothing is configured yet, but this means that the VHFFS base can be compiled and run by perl.
Install VHFFS base using APT
Add the following in your /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://downloads.tuxfamily.org/vhffs4/releases/debian/ stable main
: errr, install only common and API
apt-get install vhffs*
Debian packages have the required dependencies set correctly, so you don't need to manually install other packages.
Install Perl dependencies
The documentation will tell you the necessary Perl dependencies each step as debian package names. But if you are not using Debian, you can play with our dependencies check script to pre-install all necessary dependencies.
You can check the dependencies with the script
vhffs-test-dependencies located in the root of the VHFFS source tree.
You can then install missing packages:
If you are still missing perl modules packages, if you are using Debian, look for them with:
apt-cache search "name module perl" apt-get install "exact name debian package"
Else or if you cannot find them, you can run the script:
./vhffs-test-dependencies --verify=all --install
This script will try to install them from CPAN.
If CPAN is not configured yet, you can do this with: perl -MCPAN -e shell