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mod_perl Installation Instructions

posted by Krow on 11:56 PM May 9th, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
Hi, today I had to install our 'in-progess' slash-site on another machine.
This machine, to say the least, was kind of methusalem and the installed packages, as far as slash is concerned, likewise.

After nearly three ours upgrading I had to decide to rebuild the only thing that's fairly new: Apache, or install mod_perl as dso.

The Installation Intructions warned me to do anything like this by stating that building mod_perl any other then the described way may break slash.

Useless to say that I installed it as dso :-)

Anything runs fine so far! Why this warning? What could possibly go wrong? What pittfalls lie ahead our way?

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    The first time I installed slash, I kept on getting the perl script's text coming up, and not the actual page. Once I compiled Apache and mod_perl as instructed in INSTALL everything went okay. I'm guessing that this is one of the errors... maybe your site has a configuration that is already compatible, but the default for RedHat 7.2 was not correct...
    • You just missed out the perl-handler .pl line (not exact syntax, just something along those lines) from httpd.conf, from the sound of it. I've installed Slash on 2 Red Hat 7.2 default systems (with the appropriate updates from Red Hat applied) and they've worked fine without compiling Apache.

      Regards,
      Denny