wwwgnats, a WWW Front End for Gnats, the GNU Bug Tracking System Beta Version of 15 Mar 1995 Authors: Dan Kegel firstname.lastname@example.org & Huy Le email@example.com Note: wwwgnats is covered by the terms of the GNU General Public License. (See also: Dan Kegel's GNATS homepage, Karl Berry's enhancements to wwwgnats, and CERN's enhancements to wwwgnats NEW) INSTALLATION Retrieve the source, wwwgnats-15-mar-95.shar, and unpack it. Copy the files wwwgnats.pl and libgnats.pl to your Web server's cgi-bin directory. Edit their configuration sections. That for libgnats.pl looks like #### Configuration begins here # Gnats $GNATS_BIN = "/usr/gnu/bin"; $GNATS_LIB = "/usr/gnu/lib"; $GNATS_ROOT = "$GNATS_LIB/gnats/gnats-db"; $GNATS_ADM = "$GNATS_ROOT/gnats-adm"; $PR_EDIT = "$GNATS_LIB/gnats/pr-edit"; $PR_ADDR = "$GNATS_LIB/gnats/pr-addr"; $GNATS_VER = "3.2"; $GNATS_ADDR = "bugs"; ### Configuration ends here All you probably have to do is set the path to the Gnats bin and lib. The config section for wwwgnats.pl looks like #### Configuration begins here # Miscellanous data $EDITOR_FILE = "$GNATS_LIB/gnats/local/editors"; $ORIGIN_FILE = $EDITOR_FILE; #$ORIGIN_FILE = "/etc/mail/ccmail"; # Outside commands $MAILER = "/usr/ucblib/sendmail -oi -t"; $DATEPROG = "/usr/bin/date"; $LSPROG = "/usr/bin/ls"; ### Configuration ends here The EDITOR_FILE is a list of who is allowed to edit GNATS problem reports; the ORIGIN_FILE is a list of who might have originated GNATS problem reports. They are in the format Alan_Smith Alan_Smith@foo.bar.com Albert_Miller Albert_Miller@foo.bar.com etc. Chmod 755 wwwgnats.pl, then run it once by hand to make sure it actually outputs HTML instead of bombing because it doesn't know where Perl is (for example). Install info2www or infogate if you haven't already; wwwgnats.pl has several hyperlinks into the GNU Info database pages about GNATS. LIMITATIONS The current version can only some of the fields of PR's. It would be easy to add more fields to the editing page, though. CHANGES New in 15-Mar-95 version: Can edit most fields of the PR; the old version could only change state. Removed several hardcoded paths to tools in /bin, etc.