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Re: Swish-e on IIS with ActiveState perl

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Fri Nov 10 2006 - 21:24:43 GMT
max thom stahl scribbled on 11/10/06 3:13 PM:
> I've wasted way too much time on this now. Time to ask for some help.
> Here's my setup:
> * ActiveState Perl 5.8.8
> * Swish-e 2.4.4
> * Microsoft Windows XP (test) and IIS (production)
> I can get neither of these working and I've tried pretty much everything 
> I can find in the discussion on this list. This after it was so 
> trivially easy to get it running with the perl module and Apache on my 
> mac. So I beseech you, the Swish-e community, to assist me please. I 
> hear rumours that people have gotten this to work; I've even heard 
> multiple stories of it happening in actual production environments. 
> Mine's just not behaving. On my test machine I get an error that it's 
> missing zlib (which it shouldn't be), and on the big server I just get 
> either a 404 error, which is baffling, or I get an error that the script 
> didn't return any headers. Both of those error messages are pretty 
> useless to me.

it's hard to know what "it" is exactly that you're trying to get working under 
windows. The swish.cgi script? The swish-e.exe command line tool?

Make sure the swish-e.exe command line tool works first of all. If it doesn't, 
then you have a broken install. The most common issue under windows is 
installing in a dir with a space in the name. Various things don't like that.
Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Fri Nov 10 13:24:44 2006