> I've tried using both swish-cgi.pl and swish.cgi, but neither work.
> Swish-cgi.pl returns 0 matches, even though when I run the command it
> uses in OPEN at the command line I get a bunch of results. Swish.cgi
> just says "Service currently unavailable." I'm not sure why. I'm
> running these on Solaris 5.6 on Apache 2.0.43 and Perl 5.005.03. I
> haven't modified anything except the locations and such in the perl
> scripts. If needed, though, I can post the config portions.
Swish-cgi.pl is an "add-on." To my knowledge the most widely used version was originally authored by John Millard (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Oh, I sure hope someone corrects me if I'm wrong! That is the name and email address I tracked my programs back
to just now; and I try to keep good notes at the time I copy and modify programs. But I copied this program to modify it many years ago, so who knows if the email address is still valid!] It's not supported directly by the folks who designed
I can't directly answer your question, but I can suggest looking at the file locations and file indicators in the text of the copy of swish-cgi.pl you have. Different installations of Perl can make small things like using a forward or back-slash
within a program, or the level of "../" matter to the point of unfindable.
So, look through the program for references to directories and file structures, and consider trying a few other things.
See also the following:
When Millard's program came out and ever since, his program swish-cgi.pl received some attention, widespread use, and then some quality critiques, the last of which you can resurrect through the Swish-e mailing list archive. These critiques are
well-worth perusing, and may give you some answers to your questions along with some security alerts about the program.
Because I know Perl, I myself found it highly useful to read through Millard's program. The program was written clearly in a style that worked for me as a learner about Swish-e. I based my own user-processes on Millard's program, though I've
modified that program greatly since then to accord with my own installations, and to a certain extent to accommodate the credible security/etc. concerns voiced on this mailing list some years ago. If you are not familiar with perl, this program may
not be the best user-interface for you to use.
Received on Tue Oct 29 14:41:02 2002