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Re: Trouble running Perl script that require root privilege
Michael A Chase wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 12:43:13 -0400 "Humes, David G."
> <David.Humes@jhuapl.edu> wrote:
>> Note: This is NOT a Perl question.
> Actually it is a Perl module problem. There should be a "and $^O ne
> 'cygwin'" next to the test for VMS in the croak line. Because Cygwin
> runs on top of Windows, it isn't identical to UNIX and this is one of
> the places where you get bit by the difference.
Yes, the bug is in Net::Ping. There was a short thread about this in the last
month or so. The cleanest solution would probably be to try the ping, and then
report an access denied error with a descriptive message. This avoids the need
to know about every system type and how ping behaves.
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