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RE: More info on swish.cgi problem on win2k

From: Peter Bisset <pbisset(at)>
Date: Wed Jun 23 2004 - 03:12:45 GMT

my problem (refer other post) was fixed by upgrading my version of perl to 5.6.1. My perl skills are rather limited, but now that I have swish.cgi working I can look at the API module. I only have 35,000 documents indexed and performance is quite good, but I am always open to a better way of doing things.


Peter Bisset
Ph. 3247 8553 (94553)
Fax 3247 8598 (94598)
Business Systems Unit
Department of Emergency Services

-----Original Message-----
From: Ahmad, Zeeshan (FMC) []
Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 12:43 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: More info on swish.cgi problem on win2k


I remember that I could not get Swish to run via swish.exe properly on Win
2K (worked fine on NT4). Have you tried to use the Swish::API mode? - it
should work if your configuration is correct - is faster too.


Zeeshan Ahmad
FMC Computing Services
Bedford Park SA

Ph: 8204 6178

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Bill Moseley
Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 11:42 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: More info on swish.cgi problem on win2k

On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:01:47PM +1000, Peter Bisset wrote:
> Bill - just thought that I could type the command at the prompt and
> see what happens.

Yes, I understand.  I'm just not so sure that the command is run through
the shell in swish.cgi on Win32 -- so it might or might not help with
your actual problem.

Anyway, just print out the command:

       my $pid = IPC::Open2::open2($rdrfh, $wtrfh, @command );

add after that line:

      print "Command is [@command]\n";

> Also, I have found that I am running ActivePerl
> 5.6.0 on win2k and 5.6.1 on xp. Wouldn't think that there was much
> difference, but I will see if I can find a test environment to try out
> an upgrade.

5.6.0 is considered reasonably buggy, I think, so that might be the

Bill Moseley

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