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baboo
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: apache and perl Reply with quote

Hi,

I know apache is configured for perl support because I can run a perl script in firefox. But for the life of me, I can not see in the httpd.conf file how you configured perl support.

Could you please point me to where perl is configured for apache?

thanks much appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry! I did not realize I posted to first look. Please administrator move to support.

thanks Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perl it's a program language such as python, web scripts usually run on cgi-bin with .cgi extension...
You should search for
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
But no need to do anything if it's working...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not changing anything. Just wanted to learn how you installed and configured perl support for apache.

thanks for your reply
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I did a search of httpd.conf and found Addhandler. But its commented out. So, I would really like to know how apache knows perl exists.

It does work. I installed a program called easyauction, written in perl. And it runs perfectly. I just would like to know how apache knows how to use perl.

I can not find anything in httpd.conf that points to perl. Hope I am not being a pain, but I would like to learn.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When compiling apache amongst a lot of things you add
--enable-cgi option, I thing that is what you are looking...
the AddHandler option is for handling .cgi scripts outside cgi-bin/ directory.
there is a module called "mod_perl" but neither PAT (Slackware) or I have configure apache with that module.
With that module you can add perl code inside httpd.conf e.g.
Code:
NameVirtualHost 192.168.0.1:80
  <Perl>
      my $config = "/etc/apache/vhosts.txt";
      open HOSTS, $config or die "Failed to open $config: $!";
 
      while (<HOSTS>) {
          my %config;
          my @params = qw/ServerName DocumentRoot ErrorLog TransferLog ServerAdmin/;
          @config{ @params } = split /\t/;
          $config{ Directory }{ $config{DocumentRoot} } = { Allow => 'from all' };
 
          push @{ $VirtualHost{'192.168.0.1:80'} }, \%config;
      }
      close HOSTS;
 
  </Perl>

But you can add it if you like, you don't need to recompile apache for adding mod_perl.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mod_Perl Package is available here

and here is the Slackbuild
Code:
#!/bin/bash

PKG=/tmp/pkg-mod_perl

TARGZ=mod_perl-2.0-current.tar.gz
if [ -f mod_perl-2.0-current.tar.gz ]; then
echo Package found
else
wget http://perl.apache.org/dist/mod_perl-2.0-current.tar.gz
fi

tar -xf $TARGZ
rm -rf $PKG
mkdir -p $PKG/install

cd mod_perl-2.0.3
perl Makefile.PL \
MP_APXS=/usr/sbin/apxs
make && make test
make install DESTDIR=$PKG
cd $PKG
echo "
#!/bin/bash

echo \"# Uncomment the following line to enable mod_perl support
LoadModule perl_module lib/httpd/modules/mod_perl.so\" >> /etc/httpd/httpd.conf
apachectl restart" > $PKG/install/doinst.sh

makepkg -l y -c n mod_perl-2.0.3-1sms.tgz


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for all the input. I've been traveling so it took awhile for me to get back to you.
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