First of all, don't forget to edit the #! line at the top of the script, in traditional perl style!

The first time a user runs Sitescooper, it will copy the default configuration to $HOME/.sitescooper/sitescooper.cf. This allows each user to keep a separate configuration file and use different settings.

If you plan to use Plucker format files, you will need to ensure you have the Plucker package installed.

If you plan to use DOC format files, instead of iSilo or another format, you will need to ensure you have "makedoc" installed. If you don't, get the C++ source from here and build it using your favourite C++ compiler (the file is now on the sitescooper site, as the original location seems to have 404'd). A pre-compiled Linux-on-Intel binary is available here.

If you plan to use iSilo, check for converters for your platform; Linux, Solaris and others are supported. More help can be found in the Palm OS Desktop HOWTO.

Sitescooper requires several Perl modules -- LWP, HTML::Parser, URI::URL, and MIME::Base64. The easiest way to get these installed is to download the sitescooper-full tarball/rpm/deb/etc. when you first download sitescooper; it includes these packages.

However, RedHat Linux 6.0 users who want to download these packages for use with other Perl tools on their system, can download the RPM fromJason C. Axley's site.

Other UNIX users should use CPAN to install those modules.

Debian Linux users can use apt-get to automagically update sitescooper. Just add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://www.sitescooper.org released

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