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Item13227: Bootstrap fails under Mod_Perl

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.0.0
Target Release: major
Applies To: Engine
Component: ConfigureBootstrap, ModPerlEngineContrib
Branches: master
Reported By: GeorgeClark
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
FindBin ends up finding apache instead of the bin script.

AUTOCONFIG: Found Bin dir: /usr/sbin, Script name: apache2 using FindBin
AUTOCONFIG: barfilicious: Set DefaultUrlHost http://localhost 
AUTOCONFIG: ENGINE      is Foswiki::Engine::Apache2::MP20
Use of uninitialized value in index at /var/www/foswiki/distro/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/ line 710.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /var/www/foswiki/distro/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/ line 718.
AUTOCONFIG: Building Short URL paths using prefix  
AUTOCONFIG: Using ScriptUrlPath /bin 
AUTOCONFIG: Using {ScriptUrlPaths}{view} 
AUTOCONFIG: Using PubUrlPath: /pub 
AUTOCONFIG: ToolsDir = /usr/tools 
AUTOCONFIG: ScriptDir = /usr/bin 
AUTOCONFIG: WorkingDir = /usr/working 
AUTOCONFIG: LocalesDir = /usr/locale 
AUTOCONFIG: TemplateDir = /usr/templates 
AUTOCONFIG: PubDir = /usr/pub 
AUTOCONFIG: DataDir = /usr/data 
AUTOCONFIG: Unable to use PlainFileStore: ,v files were found in data or pub, which indicates this installation is already configured for RCS e.g. Search failed: Directory open of /usr/data failed. Check permissions.

-- GeorgeClark - 24 Jan 2015

Not really sure what the best way to fix this is. I've got it working, but looking for better ideas.

Change tools/ to set a ENV variable for the scripts directory.

diff --git a/tools/ b/tools/
index 06c5b24..19d9e8b 100755
--- a/tools/
+++ b/tools/
@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@ BEGIN {
     pop @path while $path[-1] eq '';
+    $path[-1] = 'bin';
+    $ENV{FOSWIKI_SCRIPTS} = File::Spec->catdir(@path);
     $path[-1] = 'lib';
     unshift @INC, File::Spec->catpath( $vol, File::Spec->catdir(@path) );
     push @path, qw(CPAN lib);

Change bootstrap to use the $ENV{FOSWIKI_SCRIPTS} if defined

diff --git a/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/ b/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/
index 3dcf05c..9af424f 100644
--- a/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/
+++ b/core/lib/Foswiki/Configure/
@@ -380,15 +380,22 @@ sub bootstrapConfig {
     # rewriting is happening in the web server this is likely
     # to go down in flames, but it gives us the best chance of
     # recovering. We need to guess values for all the vars that
-    # woudl trigger "undefined" errors
-    eval "require FindBin";
-    die "Could not load FindBin to support configuration recovery: $@"
-      if $@;
-    FindBin::again();    # in case we are under mod_perl or similar
-    $FindBin::Bin =~ /^(.*)$/;
-    my $bin = $1;
-    $FindBin::Script =~ /^(.*)$/;
-    my $script = $1;
+    # would trigger "undefined" errors
+    my $bin;
+    my $script = '';
+    if ( defined $ENV{FOSWIKI_SCRIPTS} ) {
+        $bin = $ENV{FOSWIKI_SCRIPTS};
+    }
+    else {
+       eval "require FindBin";
+       die "Could not load FindBin to support configuration recovery: $@"
+         if $@;
+       FindBin::again();    # in case we are under mod_perl or similar
+       $FindBin::Bin =~ /^(.*)$/;
+       $bin = $1;
+       $FindBin::Script =~ /^(.*)$/;
+       $script = $1;
+    }
     print STDERR
       "AUTOCONFIG: Found Bin dir: $bin, Script name: $script using FindBin\n"
       if (TRAUTO);

-- GeorgeClark - 24 Jan 2015

Still some issues. Because the BEGIN block runs before any path information is available, the bootstrap gets the DefaultUrlHost and other settings wrong. We probably need to run bootstrap a 2nd time in the Foswiki::new(), so that the paths can be properly applied.

This is probably the same with FastCGI.

-- GeorgeClark - 24 Jan 2015

These are hopefully fixed. Need validation.

-- GeorgeClark - 23 Feb 2015
Topic revision: r7 - 05 Jul 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 13 Nov 2019 - 20:21.

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