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I think I have a successful upgrade, doubly pleasing because I had to move the web site to one where CGIs run better in the cgi-bin tree. Anyway, I offer the following comments and typo report to help making it easier for absolute newbies:

Some typos:

>WARNING: ADMIN Directory is not Password Procted!!

Protected

upgrade.txt:

You need to warn upgraders that site_html.pl may still have a string "Links Engine 1.1" that needs to be turned into "2.0" -- I still don't know where this 1.1 is coming from at the bottom of the built pages.

> 2. Copy your links.db, category.db and site_html.pl

categories.db

> overtop of the new versions.

over the top

>There are also some minor site_html.pl issues:
> 1. In search results page, $next is no longer just a URL, but rather a series
> of links. So replace <a href="$next"> with just $next.

Not clear -- it was:
<a href="$next">$next_hits</a>
Surely not change it to
$next.$next_hits</a>
?

upgrade.pl:
>Added two new fields onto the end. Saved it as links2.db. Change permissions back to 755 on the hits directory.


readme.txt:
>3. Set permissions:
> chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) on the hits directory

But only those who need to upgrade will know to change it back to 755...

>4. Problems
> - Is the path to Perl right? (#!/usr/bin/perl)

Your examples use /usr/local/bin/perl -- a newbie may get confused.

>- URL of where your user cgi is kept. If you kept the default installation,
> it will just be one level below the admin directory.
> $db_cgi_url = "http://localhost/links/cgi-bin";

That is confusing, as I thought you meant my existing system cgi-bin directory (which has to be called cgi-easyrsvp in my case). Add/Update etc goes looking here when one clicks those links.

It works if I make links.cfg:
# URL of User CGI directory. No Trailing Slash.
$db_cgi_url = "http://easyrsvp.com/cgi-easyrsvp/links";

Even if I had adopted the "normal" paths, I would have thought you meant "create a cgi-bin directory below the links directory where you want pages built" although I'd be wondering what to put there. This is definitely an area for confusion.

Rate-It:

I added a dummy link and when I clicked the Rate-It next to it, the link presented was some other! Why?


subscribe.cgi:

The button should read "Submit" not "Subscribe" as it is confusing for the visitor who chooses to Unsubscribe from the drop-down menu.

Subject Author Views Date
Thread 2.0 - Many comments ash 1419 Feb 13, 1999, 3:15 AM
Post Re: 2.0 - Many comments
Alex 1382 Feb 16, 1999, 1:36 PM