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

Ben Hare benhare at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 19:23:13 PST 2012

if nothing's changed software wise since last reboot probably simple as:

* recreate the path it's trying to write session info to as you have
* set session dir permissions correctly ( probably needs to be
writeable by whatever user the web server is running as ). eg;
/var/lock will be root, apache will be running as something else.


On 3 December 2012 13:29, 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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