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    Exclamation perl5 and Satan

    Hi, I'm planning on setting up an Apache web server on my redhat box.
    I want to run satan-1.1.1 to see if i have any security holes (honest).

    When i run the reconfig script for perl, it bails saying can't find perl5.
    I have located the library for perl5.6.0 at /usr/lib. Does this mean I have perl5 or greater installed? If so, how do i edit the reconfig.pl script in satan-1.1.1/perl to locate my perl files?

    One more thing, if this means i dont have perl5 or greater installed, where can i get it?

    Thanks a bunch in advance.
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    You can check if something is installed by typing "which filename". On debian you can use apt-get install perl, if your not using debian then you should be but you can get the perl rpm from http://www.activestate.com/Products/.../download.plex
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    ok, i do have perl5.6.0 installed.

    Does anyone know how to configure the script for satan to recognize that i have perl installed?

    Thanks petemcevoy for your help.
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    have you read the README's for SATAN, or gone to the site to read through the docs's there? I have Perl-5.6 and SATAN worked fine for me, but there may be something I picked up in the README's that helped out, but it was a long time ago. Anyway, hope you figure it out, it is a neat little app.
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    shebang!

    Check the shebang line....

    it's the first line in the script and it looks something like this:

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w

    The shebang may be looking for perl in a directory it isn't installed in. Check this line then type:

    whereis perl

    or

    which perl

    to find out where perl is located. If it is in a different directory, such as /usr/local/bin/perl, then change the shebang to reflect this. Hope this helps.

    Happy Hacking
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    Warfare is the Way of deception.
    -Sun Tzu \"The Art of War\"
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    Thumbs up Re: shebang!

    Originally posted by gaxprels
    Check the shebang line....
    "The Man" won't let me give you points! So I'm here to tell you GFP!!!
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    ok i dont know how to program in perl but i do have background in C.
    I tried the "shebang" method with much enthusiasm but it didn't work. Here is a snippit from the config file that checks for perl.
    Perl is located on my box at /usr/bin/perl

    ..............

    # find perl5!
    print "Ok, trying to find perl5 now... hand on a bit... \n";
    for $dir (all_dirs) {
    #first, find where it might be; oftentimes you'll see perl, perl4, perl5,
    #etc. in the same dir
    while (<$dir/perl5* $dir/perl*>) {
    if (-x $_) {
    $perl_version='($_ -v 2> /dev/null) |
    awk '/This is per, version 5/ {print $NF} ' `;
    if ($perl_version) {
    $PERL=$_;
    $pflag="1";
    last;
    }
    }
    last if $pflag;
    }
    last if $pflag;
    }

    die "\nCan't find perl5! Bailing out...\n" unless $PERL;
    print "\nPerl5 is in $PERL\n";

    ......


    any thoughts on how to redirect this script to my perl directory???

    ALL help is greatly appreciated.
    -xtomey
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