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I tried to use PerlPlugin but when I save a Topic with the %PERL% directive in it or when I go to the PerlPlugin Page on my installation, i'll get the following foswiki error message

Access Denied


Missing or illegal web name

The Web/Topic path: 'error/HTTP_INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR/html' has missing components, or contains invalid characters. A Foswiki site is divided into webs; each one represents one subject, one area of collaboration. You are trying to 'view' in a web that does not exist.
A link to a topic located in another web is written like Otherweb.TopicName. Make sure that the name of the web is not spelt wrongly on the previous page; fix the link if necessary.

Nothing special in the working/logs/error.log nor in the working/logs/events.log

Thanks in advance for the answer

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 11 Jan 2017

I installed PerlPlugin on a couple of sites and I'm not seeing any issues. All I can think of is to check bin/configure and make sure that the PerlPlugin settins under the Extensions tab are all correct.

If you are running a mod_perl or fastcgi site it's also best to reload your web server.

-- GeorgeClark - 11 Jan 2017

PerlPlugin is activated and all settings are the default values.

Web server restarted. Still the same error. Only the topics with the %PERL% directive crash. All the other topics works well.

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 11 Jan 2017

Is there any perl in the body of the directive? Try %PERL{"my $x = 0"}%

-- Main.CrawfordCurrie - 12 Jan 2017 - 08:35

Yes there is. I tried %PERL{"my $x = 0"}%, same result

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 12 Jan 2017

I continue to investigate and I see in the apache error_log the full html page correctly generated with the perl directive interpreted but with the following error message

[Thu Jan 12 09:40:33.716316 2017] [core:error] [pid 17338:tid 140673449678592] [client] End of script output before headers: foswiki.fcgi, referer: h ttp://;foswikioriginalquery=df2a61fc5b2369f35a88a0240856a604

-- JeanPhilippeRutault - 12 Jan 2017

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Subject Using an extension
Extension PerlPlugin
Version Foswiki 2.1.2
Status More info required
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Topic revision: r6 - 12 Jan 2017, JeanPhilippeRutault
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