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From Randy Kobes <>
Subject Re: Loading Apache2::Request under CGI on Win32
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:01:03 GMT
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Nikolay Ananiev wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like my application to do the following:
> if(eval{require Apache2::Request}) {
> use_apreq();
> } else {
> use_cgi_pm();
> }
> This works with mod_perl on Win32, but has problems under CGI (again on
> Win32).
> The problem appears when libapreq2.dll and 
> are not in $ENV{PATH}.
> When eval{require Apache2::Request} is executed, on the 
> desktop appears a message saying that libapreq2.dll could 
> not be found in the path. This would hold the perl process 
> until the administrator hits OK. Is there any way to 
> prevent this message from showing up? Or maybe there 
> should be a warning while installing apreq2 that in order 
> to use Apache2::Request under CGI, libapreq2.dll and 
> must be in the PATH?
> I know I can just add the missing paths to the 
> environment, but I'm going to sell my application and I'd 
> like to prevent the problems that may appear on my 
> clients' servers.

I've seen this problem too - what you might try is
testing for the presence of APR::Request instead.

best regards,
randy kobes

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