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  • From: Redmond Militante <address@concealed>
  • To: address@concealed
  • Subject: Re: [sympa-users] upgrade from 4.1.5 to 5.2
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:16:05 -0500

I've managed to get rid of the XML::LibXML / libxml2 related errors in our
apache2 error log. I accomplished this by installing the version of libxml2
from, using ldconfig to add the new libxml2 library at
/usr/local/lib, then installing XML::LibXML::Common via synaptic.

I still can't bring up our sympa home page in a browser - our apache2 error
logs indicate the problem is with either sympa.conf or wwsympa.conf

[Fri Apr 28 12:07:10 2006] [error] [client] Undefined
subroutine &Language::LoadLang called at
/usr/lib/cgi-bin/sympa/wwsympa.bak.fcgi line 371, <CONF> line 728.
[Fri Apr 28 12:07:10 2006] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: wwsympa.fcgi

is wwsympa.bak.fcgi created during the upgrade process? if i remove this
file from the cgi-bin/sympa directory and try to get to the sympa homepage i

[Fri Apr 28 12:07:50 2006] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: wwsympa.fcgi
[Fri Apr 28 12:07:50 2006] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: wwsympa.fcgi

anybody run into this? or suggestions on how to troubleshoot?

thanks again.

+++ Dale Ghent <address@concealed> [06/04/28 09:25]:
> On Apr 27, 2006, at 3:30 PM, Redmond Militante wrote:
> >The newest version of libxml2 was installed with my system, I've
> >also installed the version recommended in the Sympa FAQ re: the
> >Debian XML::LibXML problem.
> >
> >Would I have to uninstall both these versions, then install libxml2
> >from I'm not sure how important this module is to
> >my system but I'd hate to b0rk this machine in the process...
> You can always install the self-compiled libxml to another location
> on the system in order to preserve your Debian-installed one. It may
> suck having two versions, but it's what you have to do sometimes when
> being forced to do the lib version dance.
> /dale
> --
> Dale Ghent
> UNIX Systems Specialist
> UMBC - Office of Information Technology
> ECS 201 - x51705

Redmond Militante / NSIT / The University of Chicago
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