Thanks for these comments. It seems doing a quickie install on my XP
desktop might *not* have been the most efficient thing. I'll try the
suggestions, but move over to a Linux test platform asap.
To answer your questions, yes, it's only when you enter a search --
the search page itself comes up fine. It's when you try the search,
that it fails, and Apache nearly always crashes too.
I can certainly try using SWISH::API -- I just was not sure if that
would be introducing another complicating factor, but it sounds like
the opposite is true.
I'll report back on what success I have with this.
On 14-Mar-07, at 8:42 PM, Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 07:25:05PM -0400, email@example.com
>> use ModPerl::Registry ();
> Try removing that.
>> [Wed Mar 14 18:24:03 2007] [crit] (22)Invalid argument: Parent:
>> Failed to create the child
>> [Wed Mar 14 18:24:03 2007] [crit] (OS 6)The handle is invalid. :
>> master_main: create child
>> process failed.
> Hum. So you are running swish.exe -- not using SWISH::API.
> Does it always fail or just when you run a query?
> If it always fails then why is apache trying to create a child
> If it only fails when searching then it seems like it might have to
> do with how swish.exe is being run. You might take a look at how
> swish.exe is being run from swish.cgi, then. And maybe try switching
> to SWISH::API to avoid running a separate process -- which is
> recommended anyway if running under mod_perl.
> I searched for those errors above with Google and had no luck -- just
> found people asking similar questions.
> Not much help, but it was things like this that made me quit trying to
> develop under Windows. If your final target is Linux might as well
> develop using Linux where you know all this stuff works.
>> [Wed Mar 14 18:24:03 2007] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of
>> child process 36
>> ACCESS LOG:
>> 22.214.171.124 - - [14/Mar/2007:18:20:50 -0400] "GET /search HTTP/
>> 1.1" 200 1671
>> 126.96.36.199 - - [14/Mar/2007:18:22:24 -0400] "GET /cgi-bin/
>> swish.cgi HTTP/1.1" 200
>> 188.8.131.52 - - [14/Mar/2007:18:23:19 -0400] "GET /cgi-bin/
>> &submit=Search%21&metaname=DC.Creator&sort=swishrank HTTP/1.1" 200
>> 184.108.40.206 - - [14/Mar/2007:18:23:55 -0400] "GET /search HTTP/
>> 1.1" 200 1671
> Interesting those return 200 responses.
> Bill Moseley
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