lesson to learn CGIs

-= JB =- sundown at pacifier.com
Fri Apr 24 10:24:23 CDT 2009


Thanks Richard

I am sure I probably read it in the signup dpcs or somewhere but then
having it all be new it is easy to be learning things I don't need  
and in
fact can't use in that way.

-=>JB<=-


On Apr 24, 2009, at 8:04 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> -= JB =- wrote:
>> For some reason I thought the executable was supposed to be in  
>> the  library folder
>> on my hard drive.  Also you are right it was not properly renamed  
>> to  revolution.  It
>> seems I forgot that part after I had trouble finding it.
>> As for uploading the engine file which I assume is the executable   
>> renamed to revolution
>> I was simply transferring it using the webdisk like I would move   
>> files on my hard drive.
>> What is the proper way to install it?
>
> Is this on your On-Rev account?
>
> If so, I don't believe you need to install the Rev CGI at all; it  
> should be pre-installed, so all you'd need is the path to the  
> engine, which should be described in your signup docs or online  
> help for On-Rev.
>
> If not, what is webdisk?  If it's an FTP client, does it offer a  
> choice between text and binary transfer modes?
>
> I've seen some FTP clients read the first few bits of the Rev  
> engine, see that it's ASCII, and try to use text mode, which will  
> convert line endings which may be fine for text files but will  
> break the engine, since of course the engine's object code is binary.
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
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