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Re: Running swish-e on windows with mod_perl and apache - fork

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 14:38:06 GMT
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 04:13:23PM +0200, Peter Morling wrote:
> > I'm not sure I understand your comment.  I know you cannot use __DATA__
> > in Apache::Registry scripts, and I thought when I tested that __DATA__
> > won't work in handlers.
> This is the __DATA__ section of 'search.cgi' that defines a simple template
> using Template-toolkit.

So, what's the qusetion?

The docs for search.cgi say:

    The template can be placed in its own file if you like.  That's the
    normal way templates are used.  It's in the __DATA__ section in this
    script so that only one file is needed.  If you run under mod_perl
    or SpeedyCGI you must use a separate template file.

> >
> > Which version of do you have?  I also see some notes about that
> > being an issue:
> following with ActiveState version 5.8.3

You can check like this:

$ perl -MCGI -le 'print $CGI::VERSION'

Although you might need different quotes on Windows.

> >
> >
> >
> > > Note this works fine when changing it to not using SWISH:API (the
> > > 'swish.cgi')
> > You mean that just by setting use_library => 1 that you start getting
> > this error?
> No, when using 'search.cgi' the SWISH::API

Again, try explicitly setting +GlobalRequest in your config.  Otherwise,
I'm just guessing since I don't use mod_perl 2.   You might need to pass
$r to the CGI->new call:

sub handler {
    my $r = shift;

sub process_request {
    my $r = shift;
    my $cgi = CGI->new($r);  # could also be Apache::Request or other fast access to CGI
    my $query = $cgi->param('query');

Personally, I'd use Apache::Request under mod_perl 1.  Should be a drop-in
replacement for except that you would also need to replace
$cgi->header.  For mod_perl 2, you would need to look at the docs.  I'm
not sure of the status of Apache::Request under mod_perl 2.  I just see
examples using in the docs.

Bill Moseley
Received on Wed May 5 07:38:06 2004