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Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
By:   Lincoln Stein and Doug MacEachern
Published:   O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.  - March 1999

Copyright 1999 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.


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Chapter 2 - A First Module / Installing mod_perl
The mod_perl Mailing List

If you have trouble running or installing mod_perl, be sure to read over the SUPPORT document located at the top of the mod_perl distribution directory. It contains tips and pointers to other tips for solutions to common problems.

If you cannot find a solution to your problem, you should post a message to the mod_perl mailing list requesting help. To subscribe to the mailing list, send an email message to majordomo@apache.org with the message "subscribe modperl" in the mail body (not the subject line). You will receive confirmation by return mail along with instructions for unsubscribing from the list should you ever wish to withdraw. Save this message for future reference.

You can now email your request for help to modperl@apache.org. Be sure to include the output of the VERBOSE regression tests, along with the following details:

  • mod_perl version
  • Perl version
  • Apache version
  • Operating system and version

There's also a searchable archive of the full mailing list at http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/modperl. Before posting a question, you might want to check the archive first to see if someone else has ever had a similar problem. Also be sure to check the mod_perl FAQ (frequently asked questions list) at http://perl.apache.org/faq/.

If you are just getting started with mod_perl or find yourself stuck at times, consult Stas Bekman's mod_perl Developer's Mini Guide at http://perl.apache.org/guide/. The guide was designed to help you overcome possible obstacles when using mod_perl as a replacement for CGI. It is a collection of tips and tricks from mod_perl developers around the globe, which will save any developer a great deal of time and headache medicine. Many areas covered by the guide are not covered in this book, so be sure to read it! If you are only interested in receiving announcements about new versions of mod_perl and add-on modules, you should subscribe to the modperl-announce mailing list. The subscription procedure is the same, except that the mail body should read "subscribe modperl-announce."


4 If you don't have gunzip and tar, you can find the freeware GNU versions of these tools at ftp://prep.ai.mit.edu/pub/gnu.

5 The binary distribution filename conventions can be found on the CPAN: http://www.cpan.org/modules/05bindist.convention.html.    Show Contents   Previous Page   Next Page
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