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Coranto Install on a Windows Server

Postby Jackanape » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:45 pm

I've been knuckle-dragging through this install for about 4 hours now, and am ready to surrender the job, but I thought to give it one last shot.

I'm installing on a Windows 2003 Server, IIS6, with perl installed.

I can get my test scripts to run just fine, but when I attempt to launch coranto.cgi, I get this message:
CGI Error
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers.

I've done an exhaustive search of not only the Support Archives Here, but Googled the devil out of it, too...

The Path to perl is correct (My other scripts work just fine) and I even tried adding :
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use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);

Right after my path line, and get no results.

I'm thinking it's a permissions issue, but you'd think I'd set those properly, wouldn't you? Well, I think I did, but again, resources for Windows permissions are sketchy at best online, since I can't seem to find a solid clearly defined set of instructions. All references seem to be in the form of "Don't forget to set your permissions..."
As near as I can tell, I have all permissions set properly, and judging from my lack of results from my Carp line above, I'm not even sure the script is launching...

Anyone have any ideas whatsoever? I hate to hand this job in and give up, but I also can't afford another 4 hours just guessing...

Someone must have installed Coranto onto a windows server before...
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Postby Jackanape » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:03 pm

Well, after another full day of fiddling, I think I've found the solution...or solutions...

My main problem was that I needed to set up a "virtual directory" that pointed to my Coranto directory--at least I think so, since it seemed to solve the problem--and I was able to continue with my setup.

I ran into another problem with my newsdat.txt file, that I tinkered with a virtual directory for, but solved nothing...I eventually just rightclicked the file to give it the permissions to the right usergroups.

I continue to move forward.

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Postby Jackanape » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:47 pm

Submitting my first news item, and I ran into this problem, which was corrected by giving the USERS group full permissions over the folder...

News item now appears, however, like this:

test me``xPoster_Prime``xtest me harder``xEEZkpZAypZVBFrCmcZ``x1172079607``x(default)


Where "test me" is the subject, "Test me harder" is the content, "Poster Prime" is the poster, and I presume "x(default)" is the style...

I'm presuming this is a paths problem, but I'll need to tackle it before proceeding...
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Postby SrNupsen » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:12 pm

Jack ,Jack, Jack... are you including the news database (newsdat.txt) instead of your news profile's output (news.tst) again? :lol:
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Postby Jackanape » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:47 pm

Ummmmm.....




no.




really... :?


See, I was so busy trying to grok this whole Windows thing, I completely ignored the details I WAS USED TO DOING. LOL

Actually, I had to take some time away from this whole thing to play with legos with my son...put things in perspective. Now, I feel it's all ready to go, just need to install my addons, and begin my configuration...

BTW, I added a comprehensive WINDOWS installation guide to the todo list. I know we'll have someone who is a Win IIS guru, who can make sure we all know what we're doing...
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