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WarMage
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From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-02-2002 17:45

http://degraaff.org/checkbot/

I recently downloaded a spider from the above url.

It is suposed to be a simple web spider for checking links on an internal web network.

My main problem is that I am trying to run this on windows 2000.

In the readme it tells me to do the commands:

perl makefile.pl
make
make install

Well, to my surprise (or not) there is no make program...

I am really confused as to how I get this to work. How I can examine the sourse? Where it all goes...

These perl module things confuse me.

cycus
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posted posted 04-02-2002 20:01

I am pretty sure that what you are looking at are make scripts intended to be run/compiled on a unix machine.

"make; make install" is pretty standard for unix programs released as source code, also if you unpacked the files from a *.tar.gz or *.tgz file then it was definatly ment for a unix platform.

i could be wrong
hope this helps
-cycus

[This message has been edited by cycus (edited 04-02-2002).]

silence
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posted posted 04-02-2002 20:08

Usually a makefile is used in unix/linux compile the program.

From the link, it looks like the checkbot.pl file is the main source code and the makefile.pl contains the code to generate the executable.

WarMage
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From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-02-2002 20:27

So the file is not really intended to run as a stand alone perl file? It is suposed to be a compiled perl program?

That confuses me. So the overall thing here is that it is not usable on a Win Machine?

THanks for what you have given me.

-mage-

cycus
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posted posted 04-03-2002 00:47

yeah i am pretty sure this isn't going to run on windows for you.

WarMage
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From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-03-2002 01:51

Ok, I have been working and reading on this all day.

I got the activestate install of perl on my system now.

I have libwww install (or so I think.)

I used PPM (Perl Package Manager) and I was able to find that I have libwww installed. Now I don't know where it is installed or how all these packages are suposed to work under windows. But I have found a libwww-perl.pkg and libwww-perl.ppd files as well as all the compiled files in a different directory.

However I don't know where all the .pl files are such as www.pl. They are all listed in the .pkg file yet no actual file on my computer.

I use the ppm upgrade command and it says that I have libwww installed.

This all leaves me a bit lost at where to go from here, due to the main problem.

At the libwww-perl page on CPAN I downloaded a testbot.pl file. Code at the end.

I run into problems with the require statements.

Can't locate www.pl in @INC (@INC contains: C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/lib .) at testbot.pl line 23.

The same error shows up all over the place whenever attempting to require a file that is suposed to be a part of the libwww-perl package...

Since I don't know where the files are how am I suposed to include them.

I am really interested in learning this stuff and I have been searching the web high and low, discussion boards and such, but all the information I get on this stuff is way out of my league in understanding. If you could offer any assistance in any way I would really appreciate it.

-mage-

code:
#!/usr/public/bin/perl
# $Id: testbot,v 1.2 1994/08/01 13:31:27 fielding Exp $
#-----------------------------------------------------------------
# This program tests the wwwbot.pl library and is based on the one
# written by Brooks Cutter.
#
# The program starts with the BASE URL equal to the current file directory.
# To change it, enter a URL prefixed with "base=", e.g,
#
# Enter a URL (^D to exit): base=http://www.ics.uci.edu/
#
# The program starts with the User-Agent equal to program name.
# To change it, enter a name prefixed with "ua=", e.g,
#
# Enter a URL (^D to exit): ua=MOMspider/0.20
#
# 20 Jul 1994 (RTF): Initial Version
# 31 Jul 1994 (RTF): Changed interface to wwwbot'allowed
#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------
if ($libloc = $ENV{'LIBWWW_PERL'}) { unshift(@INC, $libloc); }

require "www.pl";
require "wwwurl.pl";
require "wwwbot.pl";
require "dumpvar.pl";

$ua = $0; # Method = program name
$ua =~ s#^.*/([^/]+)$#$1#; # lose the path

&www'set_def_header('http', 'User-Agent', "$ua/0.1");
# Set up User-Agent: header
$pwd = ( $ENV{'PWD'} &#0124; &#0124; $ENV{'cwd'} &#0124; &#0124; '' );

$base = "file://localhost$pwd/"; # Set up initial Base URL

#-----------------------------------------------------------------

if ($#ARGV == 0) { # Quickie, one-line version
$url = &wwwurl'absolute($base, $ARGV[0]);
&test($url);
}
else { # Interactive version
print "Enter a URL (^D to exit): ";
while (<> ) {
chop;
if (/^base=(.*)$/) { $base = $1; next; }
if (/^ua=(.*)$/)
{
$ua = $1;
&www'set_def_header('http', 'User-Agent', $ua);
next;
}
$url = &wwwurl'absolute($base, $_);
&test($url);
}
continue
{
print "===========================================================\n";
print "Enter a URL (^D to exit): ";
}
print "\n";
}
exit(0);

#-----------------------------------------------------------------
sub test
{
local($url) = @_;

$delay = &wwwbot'visitable($url);
print "delay of $delay for $url\n";
if ($delay) { sleep($delay); }
$ok = &wwwbot'allowed($url);
print "$ok: $url\n";
&wwwbot'visited($url);

&dumpvar('wwwbot');
}

1;



sonic_tsunami
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: some evil place, the evil little atoll
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 04-03-2002 20:49

damn, I want linux.
I compiled and ran an eggdrop on my friend's linux server running linux mandrake...
gotta love that built in tar and gzip compression and compiler.

cycus
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posted posted 04-03-2002 21:37

www.freebsd.org

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