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Old 02-19-2002
bad file descriptor?

Ok, I'm sure this is a total newbie question, but I think I'm in the right place, no?

I'm trying to call a perl module from a cgi script - Mail::Sendmail - and my web host installed the module in a directory that doesn't seem to be accessible, at least not the way I'm trying. But I thought you could call a module just about anywhere as long as you include a 'use lib' statement so perl can find it...

Anyway, I guess my question is this: does 'bad file descriptor' indicate that a file pathname I've written is bunk? That basically the pathname is not correct?

Thanks in advance for any light shed for a Unix rookie...

Chris
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Old 02-20-2002
It is hard to answer your question without more information. You can narrow down the location of your problem by inserting some debugging output in your script. i.e. add a bunch of print statements until you find out exactly where the error is occurring. Then post the offending line from the script (and the few on either side for context).
 

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