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problem with PERL script to lock file - flock()

Posted on 2008-10-04
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Hi -
Have PERL script that has the following code to lock the file when executing as follows -

1   #!/usr/bin/perl -w
2   use Fcntl ':flock'; # import LOCK_* constants
3   my $lockfile = join("","/tmp/","$0",".lock");
4   open LOCK,">>$lockfile";
5   flock LOCK,LOCK_EX|LOCK_NB;

When the script runs I get the following error -

test_lock.pl: flock() on closed filehandle LOCK at /var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl line 5.

when I print $lockfile I get the following -

/tmp//var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl.lock

This code ran fine on a previous server -
Any insights really appreciated -
I am stumpped -

Richard
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by:ozo
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#What do you get with
open LOCK,">>$lockfile" or die "$lockfile $!";
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browser shows -

/tmp//var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl.lock No such file or directory at /var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl line 4.

error_log shows -

test_lock.pl: /tmp//var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl.lock No such file or directory at /var/www/cgi-bin/test_lock.pl line 4.
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Perhaps /tmp//var/www/cgi-bin/ is not the correct directory to use on the other server
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by:rwinnick
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how would I check this ??
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#maybe you can
use File::Path;
mkpath( '/tmp//var/www/cgi-bin', {verbose => 1} );
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by:rwinnick
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sorry to be slow but just a beginner at this
where would i put the above -
thanks
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by:rwinnick
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hi ozo -
figured out where to put it :-)
seems to work ok now -
how can I 'fix' things on the server so that I don't have to use the make path thing in all my code -
we can make this another question if you think appropriate -
thanks -
R
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