The Wakaba and Kareha support thread, part 2 (1000)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-10-11 06:19 ID:K4vOYfq0 [Del]

This thread is for all your simple questions about installing and running Wakaba or Kareha, that just require quick answers. Please don't create new threads for issues like that, post them in here instead.

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951 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-16 14:28 ID:8F8GXS02 [Del]


952 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-16 19:56 ID:OpRgmr82 (Image: 1680x1050 jpg, 38 kb) [Del]

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How to go in on wakaba I don't see it anywhere :(

953 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-17 07:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

You evidently deleted some important files. Reinstall.

954 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-17 16:06 ID:Ag+baINs [Del]

>>953 OK thx. But When i try to visit it just tries to download it what to do now ?

955 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-17 18:26 ID:OpRgmr82 (Image: 1680x1050 jpg, 112 kb) [Del]

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956 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-17 19:36 ID:Heaven [Del]

Set up your web server to execute Perl files.

957 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-18 02:37 ID:tMqr/SRB [Del]


I try to setup a kareha textboard, on a webserver hosted with a cgi-bin folder and perl ready. But When i'm going to the mainpage, style can't load and links don't works. I think than can be a javascript issue.

What do you think ?

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959 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-18 03:17 ID:OpRgmr82 [Del]

>>955 How to execute Perl files on 000webhost or something ?

Thank you for your help :)

960 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-18 09:45 ID:Heaven [Del]

You can't. They don't offer it for non-paying users.

961 Name: Dane : 2010-11-18 10:11 ID:jjZS3Xms [Del]

How? I keep trying but it just won't work!
Also, when I try running kareha from the terminal I get the error "Bareword "SECRET" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at /home/myusername/server/ line 368."
a little help please, it's the first time i use apache/perl.

962 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-18 11:58 ID:BkQ+yyvu [Del]

What is the issue...
CHMOD755, Perl ready on my webserver.

963 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-18 16:39 ID:OpRgmr82 [Del]

>>960 Is there some other way to do this maybe some other web host ? I'm also using xampp

964 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-18 19:02 ID:Heaven [Del]

Xampp is garbage. Never use it. Never touch it. Don't even breathe around it.

Get a real host, the sort that you pay for that has actual web servers with real Perl and real Apache installed, and not some flaky Windows ME-based "My First Website" setup.

965 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-19 16:41 ID:Heaven [Del]

966 Name: Anonymous v.1 : 2010-11-19 16:48 ID:OpRgmr82 [Del]

>>964 I have 2 real web host

1. 000webhost
And 2. unlimited tree

But For unlimited tree I don't know how to use it to execute Perl files :/ You know how to use it ?

I also have a look at so i can do it my self but have not help -.-

I spend 2 weeks on kusaba x Trying to fix out the error on line 55. So I move to Wakaba >:)

Plz just tell me what to do to go in Do i make it in to an HTML or something.

967 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-20 07:26 ID:Heaven [Del]

Offhand, both of those even sound like garbage hosts that are highly unlikely to provide decent services. Unlimited Tree has its entire site running on a forum, what the hell is up with that?

Generally speaking:

  • Hosts that advertise "unlimited" are most likely crap, and will dump you as soon as you show up on their radar. Imageboards use one hell of a lot of bandwidth.
  • Free hosting is fundamentally useless, under the general principle that you get what you pay for.
  • Along those same lines, any host that even provides a free service is likely to be cutting corners in their paid hosting. After all, a big chunk the money you're dumping into your "budget" plan is going toward all the freeloaders.

Maybe try out NearlyFreeSpeech. While I have never dealt with them, I have heard good things about them, and at a glance, their website seems to show that they're competent. Actual, detailed version numbers of everything installed is reassuring. The "WE HAS MSYQL OK?!?!!" type stuff that some hosts (e.g. your Unlimited Tree) write in place of actual information is not a good sign, and is basically telling you that they know nothing whatsoever about what's installed on their servers.

Also, you might want to spend a few minutes getting to know how CGI scripts really work. That will help tremendously if something goes wrong.

968 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-20 08:24 ID:wPEw2SMj [Del]

how to fix that ?

969 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-20 18:16 ID:Heaven [Del]


If you're going to be running a webserver, you really should know that.

970 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-21 00:56 ID:wPEw2SMj [Del]

This was powering by a webhoster, can't acces to subdirectories and Apache logs. All kahera files are 0755. What do ?

971 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-23 13:11 ID:BkQ+yyvu [Del]

always that same issue,
moved my css directory but nothing happen.

973 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-25 04:23 ID:elpHyUmk [Del]

Ok... Now I know all about the permissions and my kareha files are setup like this :
"Wrong permissions on the .pl files. They should have 755 permissions. NOT 777, because that may cause some servers to refuse to run them."

But always the same issue:
What do ?

974 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-25 06:25 ID:Heaven [Del]

> What do ?

Speak proper English, for one.
Stop trying to run everything under cgi-bin.
Fix your clearly broken CSS paths.
Probably also learn how web servers work.

975 Name: nomnomnom : 2010-11-25 11:11 ID:gvyaZvVo [Del]

I use Heliohost, every perl script work but it give me an error:

No ADMIN_PASS defined in the configuration at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CGI/ line 314.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 133.
Compilation failed in require at line 13.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 13.

line 133 of config_defaults it's an "}"

976 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-25 11:49 ID:Heaven [Del]


And did you define an ADMIN_PASS?

977 Name: nomnomnom : 2010-11-25 11:58 ID:gvyaZvVo [Del]

in yes!

978 Name: nomnomnom : 2010-11-25 12:00 ID:gvyaZvVo [Del]

I changed password and now it says:
Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: . /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8) at line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 3.
Compilation failed in require at line 14.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 14.

979 Name: nomnomnom : 2010-11-25 12:27 ID:gvyaZvVo [Del]

It randomly works now. Thanks Guys and good luck.

980 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-26 04:50 ID:n0L2Tb8w (Image: 604x553 jpg, 87 kb) [Del]

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I am sorry for my poor English...

I am going to put back by default the css directory, and I am going to post some configs (screenshot).

I would really like to use kareha, because there is little of French txtboard and to make something good.

981 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-26 08:00 ID:Heaven [Del]

Move that stuff out of cgi-bin, and in fact do not even have a cgi-bin.

You don't need to fiddle with probably 99% of, so yeah, leave the CSS_PATH etc. alone.

also, je m'en fiche si votre anglais c'est imparfait, mais d'ecrire comme "what do" vous ressemblez un /b/tard, et pas capable de configurer un textboard

982 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-26 12:38 ID:wPEw2SMj [Del]

When the script will work I would begin to configure Textboard, I have already set up textboard php. The problem it is the perl language, moreover my host loads this language only in the cgi-bin. That have to I make?

983 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-26 14:29 ID:Heaven [Del]

Probably a good idea to look for another host, cgi-bin is the enemy of a proper and functioning installation.

Sure you can't set it up with a .htaccess or something?

984 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-28 09:20 ID:F95rYWPe [Del]

Still I: >>962 >>980
I have the same problem as this person and I didn't understand how he it fixed. >>681
I can't execute perl script in my www directory with the htaccess ... I really tried everything

985 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-28 16:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

Then get a better host.

986 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-28 23:20 ID:BkQ+yyvu [Del]

This was the bettest french I'm going to open a dreamhost account! Thx for support all.

987 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-02 18:19 ID:m5dhGsjo [Del]

i turned on function stops Wakaba from renaming image files, but the cyrillic characters look really weird, like укр.jpg.

Can you help me make wakaba show cyrillic names correctly?

988 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-03 11:32 ID:m5dhGsjo [Del]

will anyone answer me?

989 Name: akane!!xU6Yb/f1 : 2010-12-06 16:12 ID:/ecGzP75 [Del]

>>987 use UTF-8?

990 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-10 12:58 ID:m5dhGsjo [Del]

i do use!
i set use encoding 'utf-8' in the beginning of Strings_en, but it does not help

991 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-10 18:18 ID:Heaven [Del]

Check your server's configuration. The files have to be served as UTF-8, and that is outside of Wakaba's realm. Specifically, the Content-Type header needs to have a charset=utf-8.

992 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-13 17:06 ID:r8r3Oo6I [Del]

I can't understand how to use open proxy check feature. Can you point me where can I read about configuring wakaba to do it? Exactly what external proxy checking program should I use, this one ?

993 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-14 17:09 ID:2JT/DhtW [Del]

No ADMIN_PASS or NUKE_PASS defined in the configuration at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CGI/ line 314.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 126.
Compilation failed in require at /var/www/mydomain/imageboard/ line 17.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /var/www/mydomain/imageboard/ line 17.

Keep getting that error. Yes, I've defined ADMIN_PASS and NUKE_PASS in

994 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-14 23:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

have you really defined them, or are the lines where you think you defined them still commented out?

995 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-14 23:51 ID:2JT/DhtW [Del]


They're not commented out, nor is there whitespace at the start of the line.

996 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-15 20:36 ID:BvB6ef8H [Del]

Are you defined to all *.pl files 0755 chmod?

997 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-29 21:07 ID:qDQa2mdY [Del]

I configured my way, set all needed .pl files to executable and ran on perl. It just created and index.html page, nothing more. When I access it, it's a perfect page, but it's static, which means that if I try to post anything, it won't do anything... What have I done wrong?

998 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-30 08:55 ID:Heaven [Del]

It's supposed to create static pages and it will update when someone posts.

999 Name: Anonymous : 2011-01-01 18:44 ID:Heaven [Del]

Just guessing: if you did perl or something similar, delete that html file and try again from a web browser.

1000 Name: Anonymous : 2011-01-07 06:56 ID:nj8hDB6x [Del]

And filling the thread up.
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