[Catalyst] Canot get application working on IIS7 via FastCGI

Craig Chant craig at homeloanpartnership.com
Tue Oct 23 12:01:20 GMT 2012

Hey Lyle,

Thanks for the heads up, at least I'm now aware of potential issues for file handling, though I usually wrap it in a Perl module for authentication and deliver them that way, though I believe Catalyst has built in functionality for this.

Still a lot to get my head round for sure.



-----Original Message-----
From: Lyle [mailto:webmaster at cosmicperl.com]
Sent: 23 October 2012 12:05
To: catalyst at lists.scsys.co.uk
Subject: Re: [Catalyst] Canot get application working on IIS7 via FastCGI

On 23/10/2012 11:37, Craig Chant wrote:
> Bingo - You are a genius Tom!
> Thank you so, so much, I would never have found that switch buried in the documentation for a long, long time!

As this is standard behaviour for IIS, Catalyst really should be setting this by default when it's running under IIS. I didn't realise Catalyst had missed this, otherwise I probably could have answered the op's question from the start.

if ( $ENV{'SERVER_SOFTWARE'} =~ /IIS/ ) {

IIS also doesn't have the pwd as the folder where the script is running.
So you usually need to do:

use FindBin qw ($RealBin $RealScript);
use lib $FindBin::RealBin;
chdir $RealBin;

Otherwise you get issues when people try to open files with a relative path.


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