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SID-02078: Error during do/configure -- Failed to load the perl module CGI qw(:any)

Status: Answered Answered TWiki version: 6.0.1 Perl version: 5.10.1
Category: CategoryInstallation Server OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6 (Santiago) Last update: 2 months ago

Hi I'm trying to install TWiki 6.0.1 on Linux RHEL6.5 perl version 5.10.1.

When I run perl -e 'use CGI; print $CGI::VERSION."\n"' shows version 4.21.

The error I see is below:

Failed to load the perl module CGI qw(:any). The module could not be found.

Please ensure that:

  1. CGI qw(:any) is installed,
  2. that the module is available on the @INC path,
  3. that the webserver user (root) has permission to read the CGI qw(:any).pm file.
The detailed error seen was: CGI -any pragma has been REMOVED. You should audit your code for any use of none supported / incorrectly spelled tags and remove them at /usr/local/share/perl5/CGI.pm line 925. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 6) line 2.

From the required packages I believe

-- TWiki Guest - 2015-06-28

Discussion and Answer

This is a duplicate of SID-02079.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-06-28

This could be related to the CGI version issue on newer OSes; a new extension is now available that addresses the CGI issue: CgiContrib - for background see AddCGIpmToTWikiCore.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2015-10-28

As mentioned in the CgiContrib topic, the CgiContrib solution doesn't work with TWiki versions lower than 6.0.2. I had this issue on my Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and solved it as follows.

Apparently, TWiki only allows a CGI.pm file lower than 4.04 (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/SID-02079).

So I checked the CGI.pm file in the location mentioned in the error (/usr/share/perl/5.10, which is a symbolic link to /usr/share/perl/5.10.1), and saw the following version number:


You can also check the version of the CGI.pm file by issuing the following command:

perl -e 'use CGI; print $CGI::VERSION."\n"'

Since I have TWiki 6.0.1 (in the past, I successfully updated from 4.3 to 6.0.1, but I was not able to update it the 6.0.1 to 6.0.2...), the CGI Contrib Package solution (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/CgiContrib) was no option.

Since I had installed perl 5.12 alongside the default perl 5.10 on Ubuntu 10.04, I looked for the verison of the CGI.pm included with that perl version. It appeared to be 3.48, which is good for TWiki.

I downloaded the 3.48 release of CGI.pm from: http://search.cpan.org/~lds/CGI.pm-3.48/ and uncompressed it.

In /usr/share/perl/5.10.1, I renamed CGI.pm file to CGI438.pm and the CGI folder to CGI438.

Then I copied the contents of the lib subfolder of the uncompressed downloaded CGI to /usr/share/perl/5.10.1.

Afterwards, I was able again to reach the configure page of TWiki.

-- Stijn Bousard - 2018-03-02

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Status Answered
Title Error during do/configure -- Failed to load the perl module CGI qw(:any)
SupportCategory CategoryInstallation
TWiki version 6.0.1
Server OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6 (Santiago)
Web server Apache 2.2.15
Perl version 5.10.1
Browser & version ALL
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