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RE: Lookup 1.6 installation via FTP

From: <Rainer.Scherg(at)>
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 07:39:35 GMT
Basically you have to look to the errorlog of the webserver.

The errorlog should provide you with all information you need to
track down the error. You you don't have direct access to your
error logs, you have to contact the server administrator.

    - cgi scripts  executable bit set?  (r-x - flags)
    - perl libs installed/found by your search scripts?
    - typos in scripts?
    - path errors?
    - etc.

> Can the "build", "make file" & indexing functions be instigated on the
> remote Linux machine from a Mac, and are these steps 
> necessary if installing
> via FTP?

Your problem is not MAC related...

You cannot (or should not) be able to make a "make" via ftp on any 
FTP server. This would be a large security leak. Mostly you have some
ftp site commands - e.g. for chmod (adapt the file permissions), but
no full shell access via FTP.

Ask for a telnet account - if possible.
Also if you need to install perl libs, you mostly need root access to the
machine, because these are installed in special directory (mostly
/opt/perl or /usr/local/...)

cu - rainer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AusAqua []
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 6:10 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [SWISH-E] Lookup 1.6 installation via FTP
> Dear all,
> I wondered if anyone could please help me with answers to some SWISH
> installation-related questions.
> I have been attempting to install a package called "Lookup 
> 1.6" (includes as
> main folders swish 1.3.3, swish, autoswish, SWISH-E, 
> Date-Calc-4.2,  and
> HTML-Parser-2.22).  I operate a Mac (System 8.1) and have downloaded,
> unzipped and untarred the file (on a PC) and reloaded to Mac. 
>  I have then
> FTP'd the various files to my web site, which is hosted on a 
> Linux server.
> The server operator informs me that the Web site has full cgi & PERL
> permissions.  
> So far I have been spectacularly unsuccessful in getting any 
> of the search
> functions (simple.cgi, search.cgi), or other functions, to 
> work through a
> web page and am now beginning to wonder whether it is 
> actually possible to
> just upload the files for this package via FTP and expect the 
> whole thing
> work.
> Unfortunately the various ReadMe files that come in the package do not
> provide enough direction as to correct installation of the 
> package, for the
> level of knowledge I have about such installations.
> Has anyone had any success in installing this package, or 
> simply swish-e,
> onto a remote Linux server, via FTP, preferably from a Mac?
> Can the "build", "make file" & indexing functions be instigated on the
> remote Linux machine from a Mac, and are these steps 
> necessary if installing
> via FTP?
> I'd be most grateful if somebody could please help me out 
> with step by step
> instructions for installing Lookup 1.6 via FTP?
> I am not sure that the various files 1.6 are actually placed 
> within the
> appropriate directories or subdirectories on the server.  
> Could anybody help
> me out with a map of exactly where to put the various files within my
> domain?   I can provide screen captures to illustrate current 
> file placement
> within the cgi-bin, if that would help in answering my 
> questions.  Please
> advise me & I'll e-mail as GIF attachments.
> Thankyou in anticipation,
> Andrew Lord 
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Received on Tue Apr 24 07:41:45 2001