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Re: Validator Help

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 10:21:58 +0900
Message-Id: <ADECC9D4-E5B4-11D8-AF2F-000393A80896@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Drew Garrett <compnerd@gmail.com>
Hello Drew,

On Aug 3, 2004, at 1:45 PM, Drew Garrett wrote:
>
> Software error:
> Configured SGML Parser '/usr/bin/onsgmls
> ' not executable! at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.2/CGI/Carp.pm line 314.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/validator/htdocs/check 
> line 192.

Interesting error. Quite likely not an issue with the perl code, though.

In order to help you, we would need to know:
- which version of the validator are you using (i.e did you get the 
source from a tarball, from CVS, ...)?
-  which version of openSP you have. '/usr/bin/onsgmls -v" will give 
you that info. It has to be a version above 1.5.

> Now, I have checked and I know for a fact that /usr/bin/onsgmls is
> executable

Just in case, you could check that it is indeed executable by all, not 
just by your user (ls -al /usr/bin/onsgmls). But I don't think that is 
the actual problem.


> So, I commented out those lines in the check file.

Hmm, that wasn't a very good idea. :) Lines of code are there for a 
purpose, one should never, ever comment them out or modify them without 
understanding what they do first.

In the case at hand, openSP (onsgmls) is a core part of the validator, 
it is very important to fix whatever issue related to it, and only 
then, see if there are other problems...

-- 
olivier

Received on Tuesday, 3 August 2004 21:22:07 UTC

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