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    troubleshooting a Perl CGI script

    I have a perl script that does not work and i don`t know where the problem is !
    So i was thinking of making a series of troubleshooting and testing to locate the problem.

  2. #2
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    Okay first of all turn your warnings on by using :
    % perl -w program.pl
    You can use :
    use warnings;
    use diagnostics;
    for more information than the short warning message.

    Try to send your error message to the browser , so add that line to your script :
    use CGI::Carp 'fatalsToBrowser';
    And This sends compilation errors to the browser window

    If you have recieved an error like : Permission denied or Method not implemented then
    probably your script is not readable and executable by the web server so to fix that you
    need to change the Permission to 755 NOT 777 by using
    chmod 755 yourscriptfilename
    Also make sure you are using the latest Perl version which is 5.12.2

    Hope you found your answer here.

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