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Re^2: Perl Module Not Working In Crontab

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:06 UTC ( #947116=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Module Not Working In Crontab
in thread Perl Module Not Working In Crontab

basically the Perl module Archive::Extract works manually but will not work via crontab -


"does not work" is not diagnostic :)

Mechanic, Mechanic, my car doesn't work?

But sir, that is refrigerator!


more comedy here

turn on debugging, all things have debugging, even crontab

$Archive::Extract::DEBUG = 1;

Start reading these to see a typical crontab story :) The problem is usually basic path managment. A relative path to the program, wrong path to perl on shebang, an assumed Cwd, wrong module path ( %INC ) or other %ENV , wrong permissions, not checking for errors, not reading error messages, wrong path again :)

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