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From kevin seguin <seg...@motive.com>
Subject Re: CGI perl on Windows
Date Thu, 24 May 2001 03:26:19 GMT
i would guess the problems you are running into are related to .pl file
types not being associated with the perl executable.  what distribution
of perl are you using?  it's been a while... but the last time i
installed perl on windows, i used the active state dist
(http://www.activestate.com/) and i believe the installer set up the
association.  generally, perl dist's on windows have at the very least a
script that will set up this association.  i suppose you could also
create the association yourself, by right-clicking on a .pl file,
selecting "Open with...", then selecting the perl exe and checking the
"Always use this program to open these files" checkbox.

Amy Roh wrote:
> 
> Was anyone able to run CGI perl scripts on Windows via Apache
> successfully?  I couldn't get it to work even though I have perl
> interpreter installed on my windows machine.  I can run perl scripts
> fine on command line but not through CGI using Apache.  I couldn't find
> any docs on Apache limiting this restriction on Windows either.
> 
> As I am concluding CGI feature addition to Tomcat 4, I'm having problem
> with running perl scripts via Runtime.exec() on Windows.  It works fine
> on Unix, however, I can't seem to create process using the perl
> interpreter.  I get IOException error=193 which means "not a valid Win32
> application."  Perl interpreter is in my PATH, and works fine on command
> line.  But why not using Runtime.exec()?
> 
> What's the correct behavior for Apache?  If Apache allows this
> limitation on Windows, then I guess it's okay to have the same
> limitation running CGI on tomcat as well.  I'm thinking that not many
> people use CGI perl on Windows.
> 
> Amy

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