We really don't have enough info to go on. For future reference, it's best to include some relevant lines of code. A couple of tips:
- use CGI::Carp qw/fatalsToBrowser/; More likely than not, you'll be able to read off the error if there is one.
- MySQL is interested in the login and password passed to it and little else. Thus, using user 'apache' to login shouldn't be a problem unless that user is restricted access to some libs (unlikely).
- Consider that you might be banging your head against the wall but dealing with the wrong issues. Could the error have something else to do with the script.
- Check the MySQL as well as the Apache error_logs for messages that might help.
Perhaps next time you could be a little more descriptive than "evaluates to true" but, if you try out some of my tips above, it's unlikely that you won't find out what's going on.
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