ActiveState and spawning commands
eugene at securityarchitects.com
Tue May 30 11:23:56 CDT 2000
> > how about
> > system("identify", "image.jpg") == 0 or die "system failed: $?"
> > does that fail too?
> I assumed that if backtick and opening a pipe fail, system will
> undoubtedly fail, too. Yup -- I just tried it.
you assumed wrong.
> Actually, in today's test, all three variants (backtick, pipe, system)
> fail without setting $? nonzero! And yet, the very same command,
> from the command line, works.
> >what version of perl are you using?
> I think I'm using ActivePerl version 5.20. perl -v reports binary build
> 522, from 11/99.
> > did you see http://www.imagemagick.org/www/perl.html ?
> Of course.
so what version of perl (not activeperl version/build) are you using?
according to the above webpage perl version 5.005_02 or higher is required for perlmagick to work
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