On Wed 22 Dec 2004, IvorW <ivorw-openguides(a)xemaps.com> wrote:
The HOWTO at
If you're installing the OpenGuides modules into a
local directory rather than system-wide, you're going to need to let
the OpenGuides scripts (wiki.cgi, newpage.cgi, preferences.cgi and
supersearch.cgi) know where to find them.
That's a documentation bug - this issue was fixed ages ago. I've
replaced the paragraph on the wiki with a terse sentence that's at
least not inaccurate. Someone else may have time to flesh it out a bit.
An alternative is to add the environment variable
PERL5LIB in the
.profile or .bashrc for the user account who will be running the
script. Are there any issues with this?
Well: (a) some installs have all CGI running as the web user, and (b)
it doesn't work in any case, so yes there are issues.