[OS X TeX] CGI TeX processing (addition)

Ross Moore ross at maths.mq.edu.au
Tue Oct 19 23:30:16 CEST 2004


Hi Jan,

On 20/10/2004, at 2:00 AM, Jan Eden wrote:

>>
>> Now, check on the command line that it works. If so, it should work
>> for *any* user, irrespectively of environment settings and such.
>
> This brought me several steps further. Thanks! Now there's just a 
> minor problem: The generation of my pdf fails because TeX does not 
> find my aux file. This is what I do (in Perl):
>
> system "/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex", 
> "/Users/jan/Desktop/briefe/brief.tex" or die "Cannot process file";

> Sorry to be so dump, but how can I get the file written and read in a 
> www writeable dir?

Are you trying to get this done *by* a request coming from the web ?
Then you need to install the  'suexec'  patch to the Apache web-server.

An alternative is to have the directory world-writeable, which is
potentially a security hole.


(BTW, there's nothing "dump" about writing web-secure applications
and CGI scripts. Many things are not at all obvious.)



Hope this helps,

	Ross



>
> Thanks,
>
> Jan
> -- 
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> who don't
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