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2268File upload problem

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  • Andrew Koebrick (ADM)
    Jun 30, 2009
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      I am attempting to implement an upload script and having problems.  I see from the apache::asp documentation (http://www.apache-asp.org/cgi.html) that the recommendation is to roll back to CGI v2.78.  This is not an option in my case- I am locked into 3.43.  I am hoping that somebody can offer suggestions on patching either apache::asp or CGI to get my script to function.  I am adapting the  upload script from here, and it looks pretty straight forward:



      Unfortunately, when I run the script, I end up with an empty file on my server.  I have edited CGI.pm to use an appropriate $CGITempFile::TMPDIRECTORY


      Some other potentially relevant specs: Fedora 10, Apache/2.2.11 (Unix) mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0


      Also, as another potential clue, I found which attempting to debug that I seem to have an empty request object… If I try to read directly from request->Form I get the error:


      Can't locate object method "request" via package "Apache" at /home/httpd/html-MBA/Users/InputForms/Me

      taManager4.html line 93. <--> , /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/Apache/ASP.pm line 1522


      Also, when I attempt to test the upload script from http://www.apache-asp.org/eg/file_upload.asp on my own server, I again seem to be stymied by the missing request object.


      Many thanks for assisting in sorting this issue out.



      Andrew Koebrick



      Problem script:


                              my $safe_filename_characters = "a-zA-Z0-9_.-";

                              my $upload_dir = "$ENV{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/$cfg->{DocumentStore}";


                              my $filename = $query->param("Identifier-upload");


                              if ( !$filename )


                               print $query->header ( );

                               print "There was a problem uploading your photo (try a smaller file).";




                              my ( $name, $path, $extension ) = fileparse ( $filename, '\..*' );

                              $filename = $name . $extension;

                              $filename =~ tr/ /_/;

                              $filename =~ s/[^$safe_filename_characters]//g;


                              if ( $filename =~ /^([$safe_filename_characters]+)$/ )


                               $filename = $1;




                               die "Filename contains invalid characters";






                              my $upload_filehandle = $query->upload("Identifier-upload");

                              print "Location $upload_dir/$filename";

                              open ( UPLOADFILE, ">/home/httpd/html-MBA/$filename" ) or die "$!";

                              binmode UPLOADFILE;

                              while ( <$upload_filehandle> )


                               print UPLOADFILE;



                              close UPLOADFILE;


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