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Re: Swish-e on IIS with ActiveState perl

From: max thom stahl <mstahl(at)>
Date: Fri Nov 10 2006 - 21:32:49 GMT
Sorry I'm pretty scattered after working on this so long.

"it" is the SWISH::API perl module.

Peter Karman wrote:
> max thom stahl scribbled on 11/10/06 3:13 PM:
>> I've wasted way too much time on this now. Time to ask for some help.
>> Here's my setup:
>> * ActiveState Perl 5.8.8
>> * Swish-e 2.4.4
>> * Microsoft Windows XP (test) and IIS (production)
>> I can get neither of these working and I've tried pretty much everything 
>> I can find in the discussion on this list. This after it was so 
>> trivially easy to get it running with the perl module and Apache on my 
>> mac. So I beseech you, the Swish-e community, to assist me please. I 
>> hear rumours that people have gotten this to work; I've even heard 
>> multiple stories of it happening in actual production environments. 
>> Mine's just not behaving. On my test machine I get an error that it's 
>> missing zlib (which it shouldn't be), and on the big server I just get 
>> either a 404 error, which is baffling, or I get an error that the script 
>> didn't return any headers. Both of those error messages are pretty 
>> useless to me.
> it's hard to know what "it" is exactly that you're trying to get working under 
> windows. The swish.cgi script? The swish-e.exe command line tool?
> Make sure the swish-e.exe command line tool works first of all. If it doesn't, 
> then you have a broken install. The most common issue under windows is 
> installing in a dir with a space in the name. Various things don't like that.
Received on Fri Nov 10 13:32:50 2006