|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
I have a particularly obscure and puzzling problem. The following code works perfectly on my workstation (64 bit Windows 7, 64 bit Activestate perl 5.12). I am trying to set the script up on a Server running Windows Server 2003 (but the same version of Perl - in fact, I copied the whole C:\Perl64 directory tree from the above workstation to the server, which happend very quickly over a 1GB LAN, and set up the environment variables appropriately)
Alas, the problem is that while the script works perfectly on the workstation, it dies with the above error on the server.
I did do a search of this forum, and found information about 'use Authen::SASL qw(Perl);'. Authen::SASL is in fact installed, and adding the use statement 'use Authen::SASL qw(Perl);' at the beginning of the script changes nothing!
Here is the code:
Here is the output on the workstation:
C:/Perl64/bin\perl.exe -w c:/Work/gmail.test.pl Sending test email. Test email sent. Compilation finished at Tue Sep 13 11:33:59
and here is the output on the server:
C:/Perl64/bin\perl.exe -w c:/Work/gmail.test.pl Sending test email. SMTP auth() command not supported on smtp.gmail.com Compilation exited abnormally with code 255 at Tue Sep 13 16:47:12
Since I copied everything in C:\Perl64 on the workstation to the same location on the server (and set PERL_HOME to C:\Perl64 as an environment variable), what could possibly be different between the two machines that would account for the different outcomes? Of course, I used the same credentials on both machines.
This is the first time I have shifted code from one machine to another only to find it breaking (and in fact I do this alot).
Any guidance on how to fix this would be appreciated.