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I bought eChat program and need HELP!!.....

 



nEoTeChMaN
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Jan 25, 2000, 5:59 AM

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I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... Can't Post

I'm new to perl/cgi thing and do I need perl 5 in order to run any perl/cgi programs??

Where can I download perl 5 from?

It perl 5 some kind of webserver program?

Please help me......

Karl


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Jan 25, 2000, 8:41 AM

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Re: I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Unless you are the server administrator you can not install Perl5 your self. Most servers have Perl5 installed on them. It is the standard. Some servers have Perl4 and 5 installed on them. You just need to ask your server administrator where Perl5 is installed on there server. Then you can change the #! path at the top of the script to the path to Perl5.

HTH
Scott


nEoTeChMaN
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Jan 25, 2000, 9:59 AM

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Re: I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm running my own server on my computer and I use a webserver program called 'vqserver'.

Here is what I've downloaded:

vqServer
ActivePerl 5.0
eChat program

This should be all the required programs to run my own chatroom.

I've unzipped vqserver into a folder called 'Server'(C:\server) and in that folder are cgi, public, private and vqserver.exe.

Do I install the eChat program into 'Public' of the server folder??

Thanks..

Karl



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Jan 25, 2000, 4:35 PM

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Re: I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... [In reply to] Can't Post

There is no way I can know how this particular CGI installes or if it is even compatible with Win32 systems.
If you have installed the latest version of ActivePerl then you should contact the Company who wrote it and ask if it will work on Win32. In my experience most CGIs written in Perl have very limited support for Win32 but again you should contact the Company that wrote it.

HTH
Scott


nEoTeChMaN
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Jan 25, 2000, 5:05 PM

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Re: I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Perl for Win32
ActivePerl is the long-awaited "merge" of the two popular Perl Win32 ports. These binaries are intended for anyone using Windows 95/98 or Windows NT. While you can download older Win32 binaries from CPAN, we recommend that you download ActivePerl from ActiveState.

ActivePerl includes:

Perl for Win32: A binary of the core Perl distribution.

PerlScript: ActiveX scripting engine, like JavaScript or VBScript with a Perl brain.

Perl Package Manager: Use the Perl Package Manager (PPM) to easily view and install the large collection of modules and extensions that are available in binary packages at the ActiveState Package Repository


brian.hayes
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Jan 27, 2000, 5:35 AM

Post #6 of 6 (969 views)
Re: I bought eChat program and need HELP!!..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Well well, sounds like your missing a assotiation problem with your web server.

I had this problem in a production box at work. I wanted to install and utilize perl in work for the simple fact that I us it at home on a linux box. When I first installed it I had some problems figuring out how to get this running using IIS4.0 .

Active state offers a Active X dll that is simaler to the mod_perl module for perl. It allows you to run perl embeded in HTML. I had no success with it, primarily there is not support for CGI.pm.

Anyway. Read the doc's.
perlwin32faq6: Web Server Configuration and Troubleshooting.
This should get you up and running.

Also I would sugest using a more widly supported web server for Win32 as well, this will help you in the long run for support.

Apache has a Win32 port of there web server if you do not want to use the IIS that you can download from MS. It is probally the most popular web server out there. It is also very easy to configure and maintain.

Thanks,

Brian Hayes

 
 


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