I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I hope so.
I have a webserver with Linux-Mandrake 6.2, perl 5.005_03, and apache 1.3.9. I've written a simple script to do database lookups, but it's quite slow and I'd like to speed it up a bit. I've been reading about CGI::Fast and mod_perl. From what I understand it will be easier (less changes to the script) to use CGI::Fast than to rewrite it in mod_perl. I'm not very good with linux, and I've never used patch before.
Do you think it will be better to go with CGI::Fast?
Has anyone had experiences with it, good and bad?
How was installing CGI::Fast? I think I'd need to recompile perl to use it.
Are there any other comments?
[michael@illium michael]# perl -e "use CGI::Fast;"
Can't locate FCGI.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/i3
usr/lib/perl5/5.00503 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-linux /usr/l
ite_perl/5.005 .) at /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/CGI/Fast.pm line 22.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/CGI/Fast.p
+m line 22.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at -e line 1.
the blue haired monk