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From "Alex Beamish" <>
Subject Re: Multiple versions of mod_perl?
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2007 14:12:44 GMT
On 3/6/07, Jonathan Vanasco <> wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2007, at 7:00 PM, Perrin Harkins wrote:
> > What version of "better" is that?  It sounds like my worst nightmare!
> >
> > You're running an ancient and unsupported version of mod_perl.  You
> > really need to upgrade.  I'm not sure you can expect two different
> > versions of AuthCookie to cooperate either.  Just go ahead and run a
> > recent version of mod_perl, and use a single release of AuthCookie.
> Yeah.  I'd agree.

Thanks for the feedback.

Its technically possible - you can run multiple versions, but its
> going to be a nightmare maintaining that.

Well, it's a test system .. but I agree it's going to be a challenge.

The version 1.99 is way old , buggy, and unsupported.  There have
> been a ton of apache updates since 2.4 too -- many of them security
> related.  Add to that there was a GIANT api switch in 2.0.5(?) that
> isn't backwards compatible.  Even if your solution worked, you're
> only going to be creating new problems.
> Upgrade your distribution to something stable , if you need to keep
> it for some crazy reason --  find out exactly why the authcookie
> isn't working.  It shouldn't be difficult to subclass the Authcookie
> on server 1, and make it work with Apache2::Authcookie.
> Exactly why is server 1 using apache::authcookie though?  Shouldn't
> it be using apache2::authcookie ? 1.99 is mp2 beta -- the authcookie
> module (at least one tied to something before the api switch ) should
> work.

It's the old story -- this was a prototype thrown together that we spent a
bit of time developing. It got turned into a piece of code that we used for
'a little processing' .. and then Production. I'm slowly upgrading it and
moving it to newer platforms.

Thanks again.

Alex Beamish
Toronto, Ontario
aka talexb

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