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From "Kulasekaran, Raja" <>
Subject RE: FW: Apache::DBI Failed due to +GlobalRequest
Date Sat, 12 Sep 2009 15:27:39 GMT


Great. I guess this might solve the problem. 


I had found in one of the forum stating that  we can write a handler which generates the "$r"
global object  before initiate the Apache::DBI  connection .  Is that possible ? .


Otherwise, Shall I  install Apache::DBI 1.06 instead of Apache::DBI 1.07 ? 





From: Brad Van Sickle [] 
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:54 PM
To: mod_perl list
Cc: Kulasekaran, Raja
Subject: Re: FW: Apache::DBI Failed due to +GlobalRequest


I've run into this before.   It's a bug in v1.07 of Apache::DBI

Open up the Apache/ source file (on one of my test systems it's installed in /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Apache/
aind the following block of code: 
   if (!$Rollback{$Idx}) {
        my $r;
        if (MP2) {
                $r = Apache2::RequestUtil->request;
        elsif (Apache->can('push_handlers')) {
            $r = 'Apache';

The problem with this is that if you're calling this from you're not actually in
a request at that point  (as someone already mentioned) so without the eval there the script

Fix it by wrapping the "$r = Apache2::RequestUtil->request;" part in an eval so it looks
like this: eval { $r = Apache2::RequestUtil->request;}

André Warnier wrote: 

Kulasekaran, Raja wrote: 


Thanks for your mail. I did tried. It's not working . 

Yes, I am sorry.  I did not look close enough at the following error : 

[Thu Sep 10 14:39:30 2009] [error] Global $r object is not available. 
Set:\n\tPerlOptions +GlobalRequest\nin httpd.conf at 
/var/www/audashboard/exec/ line 24.\nCompilation failed in 
require at (eval 5) line 1.\n 

In a mod_perl *request* handler, the first argument 
(my $r = shift;) 
is usually a pointer to the current Request object. 

But in your startup script (, that is not the case, because when that script is
run, there is no request yet. 
I don't know what you are trying to do with $r in that startup script, but something is wrong
and maybe the error message above is misleading. 
(I mean that it may have nothing to do with GlobalRequest at that stage.) 

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