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This distribution contains the files used to run and manage the CPAN Testers 
Blog website.

The CPAN Testers Blog website is built on top of the Labyrinth Website 
Management System. As such, the code to drive the website is conatined within
the Labyrinth and associated plugin prerequisites. In order to define the 
website in terms of functionality, layout and style, the files within the
'./vhost' directory of this distribution should be installed into your web
server's virtual host directory.

Included in the distribution is a C<vhost.conf> file, which contains the 
virtual host settings to implement the site using the Apache Web Server.


This distribution is in two parts, the first is the installer and the second
are the website files.

In the first instance the installer will install Labyrinth and associated 
plugins. These library modules form the engine of the website. These can be
installed as

  perl Makefile.PL
  make test
  make install

In the second instance, download the latest tarball and copy the contents of
the 'vhost' directory into the directory you plan to use to provide access to
the Blog. Create an appropriate database in MySQL and load the contents of the
SQL file, ./cgi-bin/db/cpanblog-base.sql. Note that this only provides the 
base tables and contents, none of the current CPAN Testers Blog posts. 

You then need to update the configuration file, ./cgi-bin/config/settings.ini,
with the necessary database connection settings, together with the correct
paths to your virtual directory. Then you'll need update the run script,
./cgi-bin/pages.cgi, to point your configuration file.

Finally, you'll need to update your web server as necessary. The CPAN Testers
Blog runs under Apache2, and the vhost file, ./vhosts.conf, can be adapted as
appropriate for other web servers applications.


CPAN Testers wouldn't exist without the help and support of the Perl 
community. However, since 2008 CPAN Testers has grown far beyond the 
expectations of it's original creators. As a consequence it now requires
considerable funding to help support the infrastructure.

In early 2012 the Enlightened Perl Organisation very kindly set-up a
CPAN Testers Fund within their donatation structure, to help the project
cover the costs of servers and services.

If you would like to donate to the CPAN Testers Fund, please follow the link
below to the Enlightened Perl Organisation's donation site.

If your company would like to support us, you can donate financially via the
fund link above, or if you have servers or services that we might use, please
send an email to with details.

Our full list of current sponsors can be found at our I <3 CPAN Testers site.


Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions.

This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it 
under the Artistic License v2.


This distribution includes TinyMCE [1], a Javascript WYSIWYG Editor used within
the site. TinyMCE is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License 
Version 2.1, and all files within the './vhost/html/js/tiny_mce' directory
are copyright of the TinyMCE project.



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