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From "Randolf Richardson" <>
Subject Re: difference between PerlSetEnv and <Perl>$ENV{}=</Perl> ?
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:54:09 GMT
> Hi,
> My web app uses the PGPLOT module to access PGPLOT, which is a scientific
> plotting library commonly used in my field.  It is a Fortran library, with
> a C wrapper around it, which is then wrapped in Perl.  This works fine in
> my test scripts, producing the desired graphics.
> The library requires that the environment variable PGPLOT_DIR be set so it
> can find some required files.  Running from the command line, I just set
> this in the shell, and PGPLOT works fine.  Running in Apache, I see
> different behavior:
> When I set this in httpd.conf:
>   PerlSetEnv PGPLOT_DIR /my/pgplot/directory
> my Perl programs can see the value in $ENV{PGPLOT_DIR}, but the PGPLOT
> library can't, and my code fails.
> When I set this in httpd.conf:
>   <Perl>
>   $ENV{PGPLOT_DIR} = q[/my/pgplot/directory];
>   </Perl>
> my Perl programs can't see the value in $ENV, but the PGPLOT library can,
> and my code works.
> Can someone help me understand what the difference is between these two
> cases?
> Is the situation muddled because the PGPLOT library is a
> Perl-wrapped-C-wrapped-Fortran library?  I'm not sure how the environment
> passing is supposed to work.

	Try this module:

Randolf Richardson -
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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