SPUG: set ruid?

Creede Lambard creede at penguinsinthenight.com
Fri Apr 26 08:39:34 CDT 2002

On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Pearson, Andrew S wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> 	I am very new to Perl and to computer programming in general, but
> have been amazed at all the cool stuff that it can do.  Recently I've been
> working on a program to run loops of S-plus scripts.  I can get the program
> to run 1 s-plus batch script but when it attempts to run multiple scripts in
> loops I get a message that says: 
> 	"setruid( ) not implemented at sdos.pl lone 10".  
> 	I'm not sure what this means and I couldn't fin it in any of the
> Perl books that I have.  I would much appreciate any help I can get to fix
> this problem.  I'm running ActivePerl 5.6 on a Windows 98 system.
> 	Thanks
> 		Andrew S. Pearson 

Perl was developed as a tool for Unix, so there's a lot of Unix-specific
stuff that doesn't apply to Windows, or is implemented differently in
Windows because, basically, they have to fake it. On first glance the
message above sounds like one of those issues.

However, it's odd that you can run one instance of the script, but not more.
That's what makes me think it might an implementation problem.

Also, because of the differences in the architectures, some things behave
differently on Windows 9x than they do in NT. Any chance you can try this on
NT to see what happens?

Care to share your code with us? Sometimes that's the easiest way to see
what's going on.

Good luck with Perl. Of all the languages I've ever used, to me it's the
most fun.

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