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From "Briggs, Chris" <>
Subject Error running mod_perl on Apache within FreeBSD jail
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2007 07:36:00 GMT

I am running Apache 1.3 in a FreeBSD jail which works as expected. 

Next I added in mod_perl 1.0 by installing, adding the entry to the
httpd.conf file to load dynamically and copy across the libraries to the

I also copied the usr/bin/perl file and the directories under perl5 to
the jail, however apache will no longer start as it is displaying an
error as follows: 

Can't open perl script "/dev/null": Operation not supported 

I have tried removing and recreating the /dev/null device in the jail,
(as it was already there and working for the standard Apache install)
but to no avail. Any ideas as to what to try next - is anyone else using
Apache/Perl in a FreeBSD jail, I want to make the server secure as it
will be storing confidential data, however, perhaps there is a better

Thank you in advance for any help


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