I found out the problem.

The only Ruby install we have is for Linux.  The webserver is a solaris
machine.  Thus, my post about being unable to compile Ruby under
Solaris...

*sigh*

-Kurt

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 10:49:39AM +0900, Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> Kurt M. Dresner graced us by uttering:
> > I want a Perl CGI script that will run a Ruby CGI script.  The
> > admins of the webserver I'm trying to use tell me I can't use
> > Ruby but I can use Perl.
> 
> You'd have to elaborate on this a bit more.  For one, *why*
> can't you use it?  Because they say so?  Because it's not present
> on the server?  Because it's not approved for CGI use on the web
> server?  Because there isn't enough industry pressure for them to
> bother allowing/enabling Ruby CGI scripts?  Or because they
> didn't know what you were talking about?
> 
> (To find out, ask to talk to THE Admin.  There is always ONE (1)
> Administrator; he's the guy everyone points to when there's a
> problem.  He's also often the only one who really knows what's
> going on and all the factors involved.  Ask to talk to "The
> System Administrator."  That's my best advice.)
> 
> If it's only because they say so, well, don't get me started.
> 
> > I don't really know much Perl.  Is there a Perl script that
> > will just pass the parameters to a Ruby CGI script and then
> > print the output as if it were its own?  That would be kinda
> > useful.  :o)
> 
> If you can't convince them to let you use Ruby CGI directly, and
> you can't switch hosts, my advice is (at the risk of being
> flamed) the dreaded: Learn Perl.  No, Perl doesn't scale as well,
> and lacks some of the niceties of Ruby, but if it needs to be
> that scalable, it shouldn't be CGI.
> 
> </asbestos>
> 
> HTH,
> Tim Hammerquist
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