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Re: Error using HTML::Template

by !1 (Hermit)
on Dec 11, 2003 at 14:06 UTC ( #314032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Error using HTML::Template

The error message is quite puzzling. isa should be inherited from UNIVERSAL. I can't tell you how long UNIVERSAL has been around, but it's been there at least since 5.006. Could you possibly tell us which version of the interpreter your hosting provider uses?

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Re: Re: Error using HTML::Template
by Anneq (Vicar) on Dec 11, 2003 at 19:37 UTC

    My remote server is Tripod and according to their on-line documentation, they are using version 5.8.0.

    Thanks for responding,


      My remote server is Tripod
      There's your problem. Tripod severely crippled Perl when they upgraded to 5.8. Not even the standard modules are available. I wouldn't recommend Tripod to anyone.

      Try this minimal script:

      print "Content-Type: text/plain\n\n"; print "\@INC is:"; print join ":", @INC;

      It's empty! Bad Tripod!

      Here's another one to try, even more minimal:

      use strict;

      And the resulting error message1:

      Your script produced this error: Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: . /lib /site_perl) at n line 1. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 1.

      I tried to manually satisfy the requirements for a simple site for a friend, and ended up giving up on Tripod all together (I still remember the login info ;).

      1Note - in the second error message, @INC is populated. Not sure why...


        Actually Tripod had been great for me up until this point. You can solve the above error by uploading the strict module to "/cgi-bin" in your friend's directory. The @INC error has been helpful to me in that it tells me what module I'm missing, and then I upload it. Try it again for your friend and I think you'll find that it works fine.

        Actually, I'm using the free web hosting option on Tripod and was pleasantly suprised to learn that it lets me use Perl scripts. My regular ISP, which I pay for, doesn' give me this capability. Tripod's servers don't appear to be slow at any time and they respond to requests for help extremely rapidly, even for free users.




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