[sf-perl] LinuxWorld Expo - Demo

Brian Hamlin bh1 at light42.com
Mon Aug 6 19:39:25 PDT 2007

actually, it seems the CGI is running as process    www

print "Content-type: text/xml\n\n";
print "<w>" . `whoami` . "</w>";

On Aug 6, 2007, at 7:19 PM, Brian Hamlin wrote:

> another twist on the SF Expo: Josh and I were at the booth this
> afternoon, moving over a nifty demo app I wrote at a contest at MIT
> last January, that uses Postgres, Perl and the Google Maps API in the
> browser.
> Funny thing was.. it worked fine on my machine  ;-)
> --
> DBD::Pg can't read from Postgres while executing as a CGI
> yet from the command line, DBD::Pg can read just fine!! vexing!
> This is on a Macintosh OS X. The Apache is pre-installed, and runs
> as user hmmm, someone might know.
> When we installed DBD::Pg, the configure magically 'found' that 
> Postgres
> was actually installed in a local directory of the current (admin)
> user, not in /usr/local
> So the DBD:Pg test ran fine, and generally can access a running
> database fine..
> its just when the same code runs as a CGI, access fails.. Josh changed
> access
> to a library (libpq ?), but that alone did not fix it..
> Suggestions welcome - time is of the essence :-)
>    -Brian
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