Before submitting bugs and/or feature requests on github I'd like to share
my experiences on this mailing list.
Since I wanted the most recent LSMB version I choose to download the tar
archive (1.4.27) from Sourceforge.
I used the INSTALL file for the installation instructions.
Instead using the Debian packages I used cpanmin.us to install all
required Perl modules.
* My two cents: Move Perl the module dependency list out of the INSTALL.md
into a separate file which can be fed to cpanminus.
Then I stumbled over the section "Initializing a company database".
First I tried setting up a database using "setup.pl" via the browser,
but failed since I missed the trick of specifying a non-existant
* For all stupid users like me, it might be a good idea to add a
menu button "create new company database" in setup.pl
Peeking in the actual INSTALL.md on github learned that above issue
has been addressed: a paragraph was added to demystify this.
* Please backport this paragraph to the 1.4.27 INSTALL file
Since setup.pl failed I tried to create the company database using
the "prepare-company-database.sh" script.
It emerged this script has several bugs:
209: su -c ""
The su lacks the argument of the Linux user "postgres".
This causes the script to fail: "Peer Authentication failed"
254: if ! test "x$pgsql_contrib_dir" = "xignored"
Typo. Should be: if ! test "x$pgsql_contrib_dir" = "xignore"
pgsql function "person__save" fails because in LSMB 1.4 two new args
were added to this function.
As a result no "admin" user is created, rendering the DB unusable
In commit 7d09fc9d (2015-11-21 Erik Huelsmann) the script
"prepare-company-database.sh" has been dropped completely.
* INSTALL.md still refers to the non-existing script
It seems the shell script "prepare-company-database.sh" has been
replaced by it Perl variant "prepare-company-database.pl".
So I gave that script a try.
But alas, the A's were not in my cards:
# ./tools/prepare-company-database.pl --company tuxtest2 --coa /usr/share/ledgersmb/sql/coa/be/chart/G
eneral.sql --password LSMB
DBI connect('dbname=tuxtest2','',...) failed: fe_sendauth: no password supplied at ./tools/prepare-com
pany-database.pl line 159.
Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at ./tools/prepare-company-database.pl line 164.
I stopped hacking here.
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