[Melbourne-pm] Looking for a Perl consult... problem with sessions

Benjamin alienspaces at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 19:06:40 PST 2012

Appears to be using Apache::Session somewhere in there and sounds a lot
like permission issues.

Have you recently moved the site to a new environment or upgraded the host

Can you grep the Perl source for the application for "Apache::Session" and
grab the chunk of related code?


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Rick Giner <rickginer at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I wonder if anyone can help. This may only take a short time to debug for
> someone in the know. More than happy to compensate for any time spent on
> it...
> It's been a long while since I have worked with Perl, I am in a Ruby role
> right now but we have an old (12 year old) Perl website that stopped
> working after the server rebooted. The shopping cart did, anyway.
> It seems to be trying to read session information relating to the shopping
> cart, the error showing up in the log is a "Could not open file
> '/var/lock/session/Apache-Session-blah.lock' for writing: No such file or
> directory at */usr/share/perl/5.8/CGI/Carp.pm line 314". The /session/*folder it refers to doesn't actually exist, though even after I created it
> the error persists and no session files are being written.
> If anyone has any time to help, we would greatly appreciate it and can
> arrange for a console into the server and much beer + cash prizes for
> anyone that helps solve our problem!
> Many thanks,
> Rick Giner
> 0416 500 924
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