Ikiwiki creates a .ikiwiki directory in my wikiwc working directory. Should I "svn add .ikiwiki" or add it to svn:ignore?

.ikiwiki is used by ikiwiki to store internal state. You can add it to svn:ignore. --Joey

Thanks a lot.

Is there an easy way to log via e-mail to some webmaster address, instead of via syslog?

Not sure why you'd want to do that, but couldn't you use a tool like logwatch to mail selected lines from the syslog? --Joey

The reason is that I'm not logged in on the web server regularly to check the log files. I'll see whether I can install a logwatch instance.

I'm trying to install from scratch on a CentOS 4.6 system. I installed perl 5.8.8 from source and then added all the required modules via CPAN. When I build ikiwiki from the tarball, I get this message:

rendering todo/calendar_--_archive_browsing_via_a_calendar_frontend.mdwn
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x0922e478 ***
make: *** [extra_build] Aborted

I'm kind of at a loss how to track this down or work around it. Any suggestions? --Monty

All I can tell you is that it looks like a problem with your C library or perl. Little perl programs like ikiwiki should only be able to trigger such bugs, not contain them. :-) Sorry I can't be of more help. --Joey

I had a similar problem after upgrading to the latest version of Text::Markdown from CPAN. You might try either looking for a Markdown package for CentOS or using the latest version of John Gruber's Markdown.pl: http://daringfireball.net/projects/downloads/Markdown_1.0.2b8.tbz --JasonBlevins, April 1, 2008 18:22 EDT

Unfortunately I couldn't find a CentOS package for markdown, and I couldn't quite figure out how to use John Gruber's version instead. I tried copying it to site_perl, etc., but the build doesn't pick it up. For now I can just play with it on my Ubuntu laptop for which the debian package installed flawlessly. I'll probably wait for an updated version of Markdown to see if this is fixed in the future. --Monty

I suggest that you pull an older version of Text::Markdown from CPAN. I am using http://backpan.perl.org/authors/id/B/BO/BOBTFISH/Text-Markdown-1.0.5.tar.gz and that works just fine. There is a step change in version and size between this version (dated 11Jan2008) and the next version (1.0.12 dated 18Feb2008). I shall have a little look to see why, in due course. Ubuntu Hardy Heron has a debian package now, but that does not work either. --Dirk 22Apr2008

This might be related to Text::Markdown bug #37297.--ChapmanFlack 9Jul2008