[LON-CAPA-dev] apache 2 should now really work

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 8 Apr 2006 19:26:52 -0400 (EDT)

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> Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> > Okay,
> > 
> > If you check out the head version of lon-capa this time it really will
> > work on Apache 2.
> > 
> What was the problem(s) before?

Printout.pl and out CGi scripts can't use Apache2::compat or other
parts of the Apache::* family of ruotines in a generally successful
manner outside of the mod_perl environment. You get seemingly odd
errors and the perl code fails to find some expected C-code constants

Try out making a .pl file that is 

use strict
use Apache2::compat;


And you'll see the errors occur.

I had modified the .pm files on my machine so that perl just shut up
about things. But long term it's probably best to seperate the bits of
Lon-CAPA that need the mod_perl environment (the web page generators)
and the functions that talk to the network and push the bits around
(lonnet.pm lonmsg.pm etc.)

The way things are now


at least are now usable in a cgi/script environment and shouldn't even
need apache/mod_perl to be installed.

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