The code need to run under mod_perl 2 and apache 2.2.
The specified web page will have connections to Oracle and PostgreSQL to get information, then using a form you will select information and the submit will execute an os executable to perform certain tasks depending on selection.
A similar web page use to run perfect under apache 1.3 and mod_perl 1 using "system($command)" to run the os command, but when doing this via the later versions the web browser hangs, but the command is executed fine. The command is executed but the web pages is waiting for it. The command executes in under 3 seconds. After doing some research a came accross the Apache2::SubProcess, which should allow me to execute the command and the web page should be able to then function as normal and not hang. After the command is executed the page will display the command output (reading a file and printing it to screen).
The versions of software we use is:
Apache/2.2.0 (Unix) mod_perl/2.0.2 Perl/v5.8.5, running on RHES 4.