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Re^2: Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Aug 06, 2004 at 13:44 UTC ( #380533=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts
in thread Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts

You need to add the shebang line to your checklist. Apache (for one) will refuse to run a script without a valid shebang line. It probably belongs next to "What are the scripts permissions?".

On the subject of shebang lines, Devel::ptkdb is worth a mention for debugging. You can get this invoked directly from the shebang line

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -d:ptkdb
On a windows box, a ptkdb window will pop up when you access the url. On Unix, if you configure $ENV{DISPLAY} in apache you can get the ptkdb window to pop up in an X window.

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