[freeside-users] Installation help - FreeBSD, Apache2, mod_perl2

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Thu Jan 25 22:35:21 PST 2007

Hi all,

I guess my first question is "should Freeside work with Apache2/mod_perl2"?

If so, then I should be pretty close.  I've got all the perl modules installed, 
and actually already have another mod_perl application running (otrs.org) with 
no problems.  I'm running another apache just for Freeside (as the docs 
recommended).  When I start up apache, it bails with this fairly confusing 

[Fri Jan 26 01:07:14 2007] [error] Can't locate ; in @INC (@INC contains: 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/BSDPAN /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/mach 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/mach /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8 . /usr/local) at 
(eval 130) line 1.\n
[Fri Jan 26 01:07:14 2007] [error] Can't load Perl file: ; for server 
foo.foo.net:444, exiting...

It's odd that apache is nulling out the path to handler.pl, it is set 

Perlrequire "/usr/local/etc/freeside/handler.pl";

At this point I'm not even sure what direction to go in.  Earlier in the day I 
was actually getting real errors - meaning the apache error log would claim it 
couldn't find "some_module.pm" and I'd track it down and install it.  Now that 
it's not complaining about that I have this mysterious error about not finding 

Some info:

FreeBSD 6.2
Apache 2.0.59
mod_perl2 2.0.2
Freeside 1.5.8
Mason 1.35
libapreq2 2.08
perl 5.8.8
postgres client/server 8.0.9
DBI 1.52
DBD-Pg 1.49

Followed the html install doc in the tarball with the exception of disabling RT 
as I only want to deal with one giant perl glob at a time.

FWIW, everything but Freeside was installed via FreeBSD ports.  If need be, I 
can provide a list of all perl modules installed, but it seems a bit long for 
the first email to this list... :)



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