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by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 16, 2005 at 01:49 UTC ( #467133=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

My hosting provider didn't install (

So I upload it in my 'cat'( directory and put this on the top of my script "use lib '/cat';" before "require("")"

But I get the '500' error.

What did I do wrong. Plz help. TQ

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by jZed (Prior) on Jun 16, 2005 at 01:54 UTC
    What did I do wrong.
    You tried to use an ancient, long-abandoned, dangerous module that used to be used by people who didn't know any better. Instead use CGI, which has a cgi-lib compatability mode in case you have scripts that work with the old style.
      You are blithely assuming perl 5 :)
      This is the code for the script
      #!/usr/bin/perl require("") print &PrintHeader; &ReadParse(*form_data); print qq|<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Reverse Script</TITLE></HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR="FFFFFF" TEXT="000000"> <!--start of data-->\n|; $original = $form_data{'originalstring'}; $reverse = "$original"; $original2 = $form_data{'originalstring2'}; $reverse2 = "$original2"; $original3 = $form_data{'originalstring3'}; $reverse3 = "originalstring3"; } if ($form_data{'javacgibridge'} eq "on") { print "$reverse~|~$reverse2~|~$reverse3~|~~|~\n"; } else { # javacgibridge is not on print "This is the original string:<P>"; print "$original\n"; print "<P>"; print "This is the reversed string:<P>"; print "$reverse"; print "<P>"; } print "<!--end of data--> </BODY></HTML>\n";
        You need, at a minimum to to replace these three lines:
        require("") print &PrintHeader; &ReadParse(*form_data);
        use CGI; print CGI::header(); my %form_data = CGI::Vars;
        But I'm not sure I'm doing you a favor by telling you that. You really should start by learning something about perl and CGI. Just copying scripts and code snippets is likely to get you into trouble.
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by johnnywang (Priest) on Jun 16, 2005 at 06:24 UTC
    your "use lib'/cat';" is apparently not correct, you need the file path to cat, not the url path. Also try to run the script from commandline, which will give you more informative error messages.

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