[San-Diego-pm] Unix shell errors

C. Abney cabney at ucsd.edu
Fri Feb 25 12:50:50 PST 2005

I thought apache would tell you exactly which scripts are producing the
errors?  I think this is how it works by default.

I don't suppose it would be possible to change to a more controlled way
of making system calls...



On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 09:55, Norm Knupp wrote:
> I'm seeing a number of Unix shell syntax errors in my Apache error_log file
> that I can't solve:
> sh: Syntax error at line 1 : `(' is not expected.
> This line occurs frequently throughout the error_log file, sometimes
> back-to-back, sometimes not. I'm running HP-UX 11.11 on an HP J210 work
> station (used as a web server).  Apache is v1.3.27 and Perl is 5.8.0.  I'm
> not running any pure shell scripts, but I do use the backquoted command
> syntax for some things, such as 
> $now = `date +"%d-%b-%Y"`;
> I've tried to isolate the problem to one or more Perl programs by comparing
> the time stamps surrounding the error to when the programs were run, but so
> far I haven't found any that duplicates the error on my development system,
> which has the same hardware and software as my production system.  My web
> application is the most probable source for this since I haven't updated
> HP-UX, Perl or Apache in several months and I updated my application on 1
> January.  I had seen the syntax errors prior to that, but after the 1st the
> occurrences increased dramatically.
> Any suggestions?
> Norm Knupp, MARMC/SWRMC
> RMMCO DBA and Webmaster
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> knupp at mrms.navy.mil
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