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Old 02-24-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
guilmetrp
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Where to look for information?


Hey,

I will start out by saying that I have been searching the internet, and I my search has revieled to much information. Thus leaving me more confused.

My situation is, I have a linux mandrake 9.2 that I just installed via CDROM. I have Apache running, for I can access it through my intranet. I get the famous "It worked!" page. It Says it is Apache 2 with SSL, Mod_Perl, etc.

I tried the test cgi, and it worked. However I tried a script that needed CGI.pm, and it could not find it. I tried downloading the .pm through CPAN, but it didn't work "error cannot find CGI try " i /CGI/".

Due to frustration, I just downloaded the .pm and save it to the /lib/per/5.8... and this just gave me further errors. It seems that every example I find and try fails. I must be missing something (in my knowledge base).

So I have books on Linux, but they cover so much I need help in narrowing it down to what I should read. For example (Can I compile, make, and install perl from a /tmp dir, or should I be somewhere else?

Any help in pointing me to the right souces would be great.

Thanks
 
Old 02-24-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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Did you try the suggestion that the perl program gave you?

perl -eshell -MCPAN

at the "cpan>" prompt enter:
i /CGI/

You will be given the full package name, then type:
install 'full:ackage'
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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Yup I tried the perl suggestion also.

It led me to the CGI.pm file I need but it failed during instalation stating that the perl libraries and source could not be found.
It recommended that a clean install of perl be performed, so I downloaded a rpm from Activestate but that created its own directory that won't be found by any stock program.
The CGI.pm file is actually in the directory, but all H*** breaks loose when you link to it.

I am just trying to narrow down if I have a server config issue, or a perl issue, or both. I am new to this, and it is just a hobbie. I have been spending a lot of time looking in areas (search results on help with linux) that I feel are not what I need now (like kernal configs, etc ..)

I think I will try to reinstall perl first.
 
  


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