At 02:14 AM 03/14/02 -0800, Markus Strickler wrote:
>I still don't get the swish.cgi to run.
>It uses alarm() which is unsupported at least in ActivePerl 5.6.
But it's not called. Is perl still complaining? I'm running 5.6.1.
> grep alarm swish.cgi
alarm $timeout if $timeout && $^O !~ /Win32/i;
alarm 0 unless $^O =~ /Win32/i;
>Also it openes a pipe with open( $fh, '-|' ); which doesn't work on
Again, from swish.cgi:
my $fh = $^O =~ /Win32/i
? windows_fork( $conf, $self )
: real_fork( $conf, $self );
>Concerning the "statbility" question.
>I meant stable as in stable for a production environment.
That's a tough question, and one that seems more important to managers ;)
If the stable version has a bug that has been fixed in the unstable
version, then which do you pick? 2.1 is so much better than 2.0.5 and is
in production in a number of places.
Best option from my point of view, use CVS to get swish, and if you find a
bug fix it and submit a patch, or post it here and is should get fixed
reasonably quickly. But then you will need a C compiler.
BTW -- if you learn anything about swish.cgi script on Windows, please let
me know. Specifically about running an external program like swish. I've
ranted about this before, but I've spent a year posting questions on
Windows Perl and CGI lists asking how to safely run programs. So far I
have not had a single answer. I'd welcome new tips.
Received on Thu Mar 14 20:06:15 2002