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PERL, CGI, and WPOISON

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My question is related to implementing a cgi script written in perl.  This will run on an apache server.  Information about this script can be found at http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/

The script file on my site can be found at www.certifiedcomputing.com/users/users.gms .  I have set ".gms" to be handled as a perl extension on the server.

My problem is that every time I attempt to run the script, I get the following error:
wpoison: Error unlinking file `/tmp/wpoison.words': Operation not permitted

Can anyone lend a hand with this one?
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I had a look at the source for wpoison and it is generally very well written (although I can see a few C'isms creeping in).

The error you are receiving is coming from the operating system.  It appears that /tmp on your system has unusual permissions.

Do you have command line access?  If not, try running the following script

#!/bin/sh
echo "Content-Type: text/plain"
echo
ls -ld /tmp
df
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by:Steve3k
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Cool!  You turned me on to the right track.  Apparently my host has a problem with people running this script.  I changed the name of the files the script creates, and it now runs like a champ.  ::happy dance::

Thanks a lot!
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