WebMake Documentation (version 2.4)

Installing webmake.cgi

To use this, copy or link webmake.cgi to your web server's cgi-bin directory, and set it up as a password-protected area. Here's how this is done with Apache:

  <Location /cgi-bin/webmake.cgi>
      <Limit GET PUT POST>
	Require valid-user
	AuthType Basic
	AuthName WebMake
	AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/webmake.passwd

Next, create the file /etc/httpd/conf/webmake.passwd. Example:

  htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/webmake.passwd jm
  New password: (type a password here)
  Re-type new password: (again)
  Adding password for user jm

And edit the webmake.cgi script, changing the value for $FILE_BASE. Only files and sites below this directory will be editable.

Note that webmake.cgi runs with the web server's username and password, so you may have to chown or chmod files for it to work.

Supporting Metadata On Media

If you attach metadata (e.g. titles) to images or other media items using webmake.cgi, it will write that metadata to a file called metadata.xml in the top-level directory of the site. To pick this up, you will need to add the following <metatable> directive to your site:

	<metatable format=xml src=metadata.xml />

Using CVS With webmake.cgi

Tt can be tricky setting up a CVS server. To make things a little easier, a step-by-step guide is provided in the Setting up CVS and ssh for webmake.cgi HOWTO.

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