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Re: html::htmldoc not working

by choroba (Chancellor)
on Aug 01, 2013 at 15:22 UTC ( #1047474=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to html::htmldoc not working

CGI scripts are usually run as a different user (www-data etc.) HTML::HTMLDoc uses an external programme, htmldoc. Are you sure this user has permissions to run it? What do the logfiles say?
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Re^2: html::htmldoc not working
by divinafaudan (Initiate) on Aug 01, 2013 at 17:15 UTC

    Thanks for your reply. I guess the user has permission to run the program because the file was set to 777 mode and the program able to generate the pdf with 0 bytes. I forgot to mention in my last post that the program generated pdf,and, the problem is it did not write the pdf content.

      I did not mean your script, but the htmldoc programme (use
      type htmldoc
      in a shell to find its location).
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[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now
[Corion]: LanX: The "good" approach here would be to use the appropriate DBI parameters to make the driver decode strings properly. But that will have a ripple-on effect of messing up all the places where manual decoding happens ;)
[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly
[LanX]: and the problem only occurs since we changed the emails to base64
[LanX]: my main problem will be to cnvince my colleagues that our productive code is broken oO ... so in the end I will just make a workaround :-/
LanX hates UTF8 for causing knots in his brain and stomach
[Corion]: LanX: Yes, that's the main problem - you have lots (and lots) of workarounds in various places and stages of the processing, and to clean that mess up requires action across the complete codebase. And it's almost impossible to do it piece-by-piece

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