That’s right, on Redhat Enterprise and Centos, it’s now just as easy to install foswiki and its ~300 plugins as it is on Debian.
This means that you can now manage your Enterprise Foswiki using the same package management tools as the rest of the operating system.
For example, I just installed a demo system with:
yum install foswiki-jhotdrawplugin foswiki-ldapcontrib foswiki-newuserplugin foswiki-glueplugin foswiki-ldapngplugin foswiki-calendarplugin foswiki-edittableplugin foswiki-interwikiplugin foswiki-renderlistplugin foswiki-smiliesplugin foswiki-tableplugin foswiki-directedgraphplugin
and when yum finished, I browse to http://server/foswiki/ and its up and running.
These packages are built by a script that downloads the latest packages from http://foswiki.org/Extensions, generates an EPM manifest and then builds rpm packages – every night. I have not yet tested them with Redhat Enterprise 6 or fedora
To try it out, you’ll need to add the EPEL repository, and then this one to your yum config:
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
and then run
To see what foswiki extensions are available, run
yum search foswiki
To install foswiki, and some plugins:
yum install foswiki foswiki-workflowplugin foswiki-jscalendarcontrib foswiki-ldapcontrib
then browse to
http://servername/foswiki/bin/configure to enable the plugin and configure settings.