Standalones for CGI?
alex at mindlube.com
Sun Nov 23 02:12:23 CST 2003
On Nov 22, 2003, at 12:44 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> I'm getting requests for a server-side version of WebMerge, and it
> would be
> most convenient to deploy a standalone for that. However, in my
> testing I
> have been unable to get a BSD standalone to run on my server, even
> the BSD engine works great by itself.
> As an alternative solution I suppose I could just supply the engine
> for BSD
> along with a password-protected stackfile called by my .mt script, but
> would take one element out of the installation if I could use a
> Is this possible? If so, what might I be doing wrong?
I hope it is possible. This is an area that's really confusing. This
gets back to the issue of - just what is it that the Distribution
Builder does exactly? Maybe the Metacard distribution builder sheds
light on this.
On Linux, and I'm sure BSD is the same way, when running a standalone
from the commandline I get
./appname: Can't open display
This means the standalone demands to be an X Windows GUI program and
won't proceed unless the user is running X, and the $DISPLAY can be
As for why the revolution engine itself doesn't have this limitation-
that is the mystery I guess.
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software |
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