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RE: More info on swish.cgi problem on win2k

From: Peter Bisset <pbisset(at)>
Date: Wed Jun 23 2004 - 03:08:54 GMT
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.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley []
Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 12:11 PM
To: Peter Bisset
Cc: Swish-e
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

Bill Moseley

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