Instiki install


#1

I am trying to get Instiki to run on my win98se system.

I installed the latest version of Ruby, and the two latest versions of
Instiki.

The 0.10.2 version of Instiki seems to work.
It gives messages in the dos window which look like they should, like
this text I copied from http://instiki.org/show/Installation:

Starting Instiki on http://127.0.0.1:2500
Data files are stored in D:/instiki/instiki/storage/2500
[2005-01-18 12:56:35] INFO WEBrick 1.3.1
[2005-01-18 12:56:35] INFO ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32]
[2005-01-18 12:56:35] INFO WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=2564
port=2500

but the first line says it is installed on 0.0.0.0:2500 instead of what
it says above, the pid number in the last line is longer than above,
otherwise it looks like it should in the dos window.

When I try to go to localhost:2500 in my browser it just waits and
nothing shows up.

I have a normal number of programs running in the background, the mouse
driver, the display driver, the firewall ZoneAlarm.

No other localhosts are running.

Why couldn’t Instiki use the localhost number it should have used?
What can I do to make it work?

I have tried accessing Instiki with http://127.0.0.1:2500 and
http://0.0.0.0:2500, and localhost:2500

The browser shows nothing, it just waits and waits.


#2

At 3:52 AM +0900 11/14/05, Roger J. wrote:

I am trying to get Instiki to run on my win98se system.

FYI, there is an email list devoted to Instiki (etc):

Instiki-users mailing list
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/instiki-users

-r


#3

Roger J. wrote:

I am trying to get Instiki to run on my win98se system.
[…]

When I try to go to localhost:2500 in my browser it just waits and
nothing shows up.
[…]

The browser shows nothing, it just waits and waits.

Hi Roger,

Yes, I’ve tried 0.10.x with no luck.
Its transition to (parts of) rails seems to have introduced
an incompatibility with Win9x.

Version 0.9.2 was sufficient for my needs and it’s a lot slimmer
so I didn’t try to find the problem. It works.

It doesn’t feel good - committing to Instiki - knowing
that we can’t benefit from future enhancements except that,
eventually, we’ll change OS and be back on track.

Should we pester the developer(s) with this ?
I chose not to but I don’t think it would be too difficult to fix.

daz


#4

daz wrote:

Yes, I’ve tried 0.10.x with no luck.
Its transition to (parts of) rails seems to have introduced
an incompatibility with Win9x.

Version 0.9.2 was sufficient for my needs and it’s a lot slimmer
so I didn’t try to find the problem. It works.

Thanks, I just downloaded 0.9.2 version and it starts as it should, so
now I can explore it and see how it works.