perl addon install -> apache not starting (module not fou

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perl addon install -> apache not starting (module not fou

Postby xrz1138 » 10. February 2006 11:12


I installed XAMPP 1.5.1 today, onto a windows 2000 Pro box, and it worked great, as usual.

Then I installed the perl addon and apache failed to restart.

I started it from the command line and I see:
D:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin>apache -k start apache: Syntax error on line 524 of D:/Program Files/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 2 of D:/Program
Files/xampp/apache/conf/extra/perl.conf: Cannot load D:/Program Files/xampp/apache/modules/ into server: The
specified module could not be found.

This is a reference first to the "include conf/extra/perl.conf" line in my
httpd.conf, but this resolves correctly.

Then comes the real problem, the line:
LoadModule perl_module modules/
in perl.conf

What is odd is that the module IS THERE.

I copied the path from the error message above, and changing only the
/'s to \'s I see this:
D:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin>dir "D:\Program Files\xampp\apache\modules\"
Volume in drive D has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 0B09-14F7

Directory of D:\Program Files\xampp\apache\modules

01/27/2006 08:49a 184,320
1 File(s) 184,320 bytes
0 Dir(s) 10,805,977,088 bytes free

What gives?

I tried all the dumb things, like fully qualifying the name in perl.conf, but
nothing works.

I comment out the include perl.conf line from httpd.conf, and apache starts fine,
but if I leave it in apache will not start.

I am fairly sure that this is something stupid on my part, but even a kick
in the head will be appreciated if it gets me going in the right direction.

Take care all!
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Postby StarglowOne » 12. February 2006 16:13

I got the exact same error, anyone who can help us?
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you get what you pay for

Postby xrz1138 » 15. February 2006 22:48

...and in this instance, what you get is nothing.

I am sure that this error comes from a half made change in how the config
files are laid out, but after downloading the latest again and installing on a new system without problems, I have to suggest that noone is ever going to reply usefully to this thread.

...I will have to learn Deutcshe!
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