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mod_perl2 User's Guide
By Stas Bekman, Jim Brandt
By Stas Bekman, Eric Cholet
# either add at the very beginning of startup.pl use Apache2::porting; # or httpd.conf PerlModule Apache2::porting # now issue requests and look at the error_log file for hints
Apache2::porting helps to port mod_perl 1.0 code to run under
mod_perl 2.0. It doesn't provide any back-compatibility functionality,
however it knows to trap methods calls that are no longer in the
mod_perl 2.0 API and tell what should be used instead if at all. If
you attempts to use mod_perl 2.0 methods without first loading the
modules that contain them, it will tell you which modules you need to
load. Finally if your code tries to load modules that no longer exist
in mod_perl 2.0 it'll also tell you what are the modules that should
be used instead.
Apache2::porting communicates with users via the error_log
file. Everytime it traps a problem, it logs the solution (if it finds
one) to the error log file. If you use this module coupled with
Apache2::Reload you will be able
to port your applications quickly without needing to restart the
server on every modification.
It starts to work only when child process start and doesn't work for the code that gets loaded at the server startup. This limitation is explained in the Culprits section.
It relies heavily on
which can also be used manually to lookup things.
Apache2::porting uses the
UNIVERSAL::AUTOLOAD function to provide
its functionality. However it seems to be impossible to create
UNIVERSAL::AUTOLOAD at the server startup, Apache segfaults on
restart. Therefore it performs the setting of
only during the child_init phase, when child processes start. As a
result it can't help you with things that get preloaded at the server
If you know how to resolve this problem, please let us know. To
reproduce the problem try to use an earlier phase,
Apache2::ServerUtil->server->push_handlers(PerlPostConfigHandler => \&porting_autoload);
META: Though there is a better solution at work, which assigns AUTOLOAD for each class separately, instead of using UNIVERSAL. See the discussion on the dev list (hint: search the archive for EazyLife)
mod_perl 2.0 and its core modules are copyrighted under The Apache Software License, Version 2.0.