[csw-users] apache2 / mod_perl2 / oracle

Sebastian Kayser skayser at opencsw.org
Fri Nov 6 01:41:31 CET 2009

Dewey Hylton wrote on 06.11.2009 01:13:
> On Nov 5, 2009, at 6:05 PM, Sebastian Kayser wrote:
>> Dewey Hylton wrote on 05.11.2009 13:40:
>>> hi all. i've been highly unsuccessful moving a particular set of  
>>> websites from linux to solaris due to perl module issues. this of course is  
>>> not strictly a csw issue, but my preference is to install everything  
>>> necessary via csw.
>>> to this end, i'd like to ask if anyone can point me to a recipe for  
>>> what i'm trying to do. ultimately, this is what i'd like:
>>> apache2 running mod_perl
>>> apache/perl talking to oracle (oracle client is of course outside  
>>> the scope of csw)
>>> apache auth via oracle
>> if you have been running that kind of stuff on a Linux platform  
>> before, what packages did you use there?
> on the linux side...
> system packages:
> 	apache2
> 	Apache::DBI
> 	Apache::Session:DBI
> 	DBI
> 	CGI
> 	mod_perl2
> 	LWP::UserAgent
> 	HTML::Embperl
> manually installed:
> 	http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/ME/MERGL/ApacheDBI-0.71.tar.gz
> apache2 has configs including this:
> 	PerlAuthenHandler Apache::AuthDBI::authen
> 	PerlAuthzHandler Apache::AuthDBI::authz
> 	<Location /xxx>
> 	SetHandler perl-script
> 	PerlHandler Apache::Registry
> 	Options Includes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
> 	</Location>
> ...
> now, on the solaris side i started with these and all the dependencies  
> they brought with them:
> 	pkgutil -in CSWpmapachedbi CSWpmdbdoracle
> i used the csw perl/cpan to install a few of the other modules. i had  
> to manually install DBD::Oracle (from CPAN) but it got me part way  
> there. apache auth via oracle is currently working, but for some  
> reason the perl cgis are not getting ORACLE_HOME and other variables  
> passed and are failing to connect with oracle for that reason. i think  
> it's an apache config issue, but have yet to find it.

I am not very familiar with that kind of setup, but there is a mod_perl
"known pitfalls" item that specifically refers to environment variables
and DBD::Oracle


Although the same combination runs fine on Linux, does this read like
what you are facing right now?


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