Bill was right - 5.6.0 was the problem. Upgrade to 5.6.1 and swish.cgi works. Didn't think such a minor version increase would solve the problem, but there you go.
Bill - thanks very much for your help.
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From: Bill Moseley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 12:11 PM
To: Peter Bisset
Subject: 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
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