Never did figure out why the Dansie Shopping Cart doesn't like our server.
C called today (during dinner in fact) asking if I had gotten anywhere
with it. After yesterday I didn't
care to get anywhere close to a computer (in fact, dinner consisted of Thai
curry, whereas everybody else went with the squid eyeball sushi—sigh) but once home from dinner, I started
looking into the problem a bit more.
After a few hours, I called
Blech tech support to figure out
why the simple perl-based CGI script wouldn't work.
After a few more hours, I found out some things:
- CGI scripts
have to be owned by the account owner and group, not by root or any
other user. I was unaware that
Blech used the
option of Apache—an option I've never used
Blech tech support call center is not in
India, but in Russia, some twelve hours away.
- Neither I nor the Russian tech support could get the Dansie Shopping
Cart to run under
Bleck. I suspect that it runs under an older
perl and/or an older version of Apache.
Guess that means the customer will have to switch shopping carts.
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