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Can't even get the demo running
Hi all, this newbie is frustrated. I'm sure it is something obvious, but I've followed JPDeni's tutorial and can't even get the demo up and running. I loaded all files in ASCII and am pretty sure I've got the persmissions correct. Does INDEX.html also go in the CGI directory with all of the other files? I've checked the URL (http://www.vvst.com/cgi/dbman/db.cgi) and the PERL path and they are correct.

My server is a UNIX box and the file structure looks like this:


(Earthlink says I don't need to have /webdocs in my path)

I loaded all of the files, including INDEX.html into this directory and checked the permissions. Here is what they look like:

drwxrwxrwx 2 wwwdom 4096 01:40 .
drwxr--r-- 3 wwwdom 4096 23:53 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 wwwdom 6632 01:40 auth.pl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 wwwdom 46653 01:40 db.cgi
-rw-r--r-- 1 wwwdom 7546 01:40 default.cfg
-rw-rw-rw- 1 wwwdom 2 01:40 default.count
-rw-rw-rw- 1 wwwdom 6693 01:40 default.db
-rw-rw-rw- 1 wwwdom 654 01:40 default.log
-rw-rw-rw- 1 wwwdom 143 01:40 default.pass
-rw-r--r-- 1 wwwdom 43169 01:40 html.pl
-rw-r--r-- 1 wwwdom 18 01:40 index.html

Feeling very dumb.......

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MBenson: Dec 30, 2002, 5:57 PM
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Re: [MBenson] Can't even get the demo running In reply to
The only index.html file associated with DBMan goes in the /auth directory which should be set to 777. do you have that directory?

How are you calling the script? It should work as:


Did you add the perl path to the top of your db.cgi file?

Turn on debugging and see what errors can be viewed. To catch the errors within the .cfg file it works best to move the line:

$db_debug = 0;

up above the line # File and URL's

If you still have problems then please make a .txt copy of your .cfg file and provide the url to where it can be viewed.

Unoffical DBMan FAQ

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Re: [MBenson] Can't even get the demo running In reply to
You need to start by explaining what exactly happens?...do you get a 500 error?....if so you should check your error log or run the script from your ssh account.
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Re: [LoisC] Can't even get the demo running In reply to
Thank you, that was it - I needed to set up the /auth directory. I can now login to the demo system. Will play around with it now to learn more. Thanks again!