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Script can't 'require' file from directory

  • Posted January 5, 2014

Hello! I decided to move my Perl-based forum from my current $45 VPS to $5 Digital Ocean VPS. I managed to install PHP, MySQL and Perl on Ubuntu. I tried to copy the forum to the new location, but got ‘500 error’. Then I tried to make fresh install and get the following error:

Software error: Can’t locate ./Sources/Subs.pl in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.14 /usr/share/perl/5.14 /usr/local/lib/site_perl . /etc/apache2 ./Modules) at /var/www/cgi-bin/Setup.pl line 70.

and if I go to

require “$sourcedir/Subs.pl”;

and change it to

require “/var/www/cgi-bin/Sources/Subs.pl”;

error vanishes.

So AFAIU the problem is that Perl script can’t ‘require’ file from indicated directory. How do I fix this? I’d like to find solution that don’t demand to edit scripts.

P.S. ‘Hello world’ perl script works perfectly.

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No, I mean replace <pre>$sourcedir = “./Sources”;</pre> with <pre>$sourcedir = “/var/www/cgi-bin/Sources”;</pre>

Yes, I did is as I mentioned in first message. But I see other errors appearing, and these errors are also about paths. Perl don’t understand that it must get the file placed relatively the script, it searches only in @INC-defined directories.

Try setting <code>$sourcedir</code> to <code>/var/www/cgi-bin/Sources</code>.

Kamal, <br> <br>$sourcedir = “./Sources”;

What is <code>$sourcedir</code>?