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Re: Search doesn't search

Nick Eide schrieb:
> When trying to run the search engine I found written by Matt Wright at
> http://www.scriptarchive.com  I get this message:
Hi Nick,
Tried the script successfull on my machine.

> 500 Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error while processing this request.
> The following error messages were logged during this request:
> [Fri Sep 25 01:16:03 1998 GMT] CGI: error executing CGI program system
> specific error code is '0'.
> [Fri Sep 25 01:16:04 1998 GMT] CGI: DoExecCGIChild() failed. Error code
> is -1. Start of command line is 'perl C:\PI3WEB\Cgi-Bin\search.cgi '.
> What does this mean to me?
Did you try to run the script with the above command line from the
console input? This is a usefull way for error diagnostics whenever
a perl script execution fails. However, check all the script
configuration changes you made.

There are some points to check when perl-CGI fails. Some of them
sound primitive but nevertheless are often error reasons.

1) Is the perl interpreter installed correctly? (People often move Perl
   directory but forget to change the corresponding registry entries)
2) Is perl.exe in search path? If not - Is the call of Perl configured
   with absolute path?
3) Is the perl interpreter the right version (scripts do often require
   a version)
4) Are all required perl libraries in perls library search path?
5) Could the script successfull be compiled?
6) Are all the script settings (path names, URL's) correct done?
7) Execute permissions for the script? (NT and Unix only).

If the above hints don't help send me your further test results.
Send me the version of search.cgi with your configuration settings.
What OS you are using? What version of perl do you use?
I'll have a look at it again.

> Thanks,
> Nick Eide

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