NicTool broken after Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 LTS

Started by pertoft, January 06, 2015, 03:00:44 AM

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Hi all,

Just did a distribution upgrade on our Ubuntu server to 14.04 LTS which is running NicTool.

This upgrade impled apache was updated to 2.4.7 and perl to version  5.18.2.

I have done a fresh install of Nictool 2.30 and still cant get it to work.

When I open the browser to access nictool, im presented with a "500 Internal Server Error".
In the Apache2 error log i get:
[Tue Jan 06 10:39:38.076332 2015] [perl:error] [pid 12702] [client] failed to resolve handler `ModPerl::Registry': Can't locate ModPerl/   Permission denied at (eval 141) line 2.\n

Any suggestion on what to do?

Apache configuration for Nictool client:

PerlRequire /usr/local/nictool/client/lib/nictoolclient.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
    # force a https connection
    Redirect /

<VirtualHost *:443>
    Alias /images/ "/usr/local/nictool/client/htdocs/images/"
    DocumentRoot /usr/local/nictool/client/htdocs
    DirectoryIndex index.cgi
    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.key

    <Files "*.cgi">
       SetHandler perl-script
       PerlResponseHandler ModPerl::Registry
       PerlOptions +ParseHeaders
       Options +ExecCGI

    <Directory "/usr/local/nictool/client/htdocs">
        AllowOverride None
        #Order allow,deny
        #Allow from all
        Require all granted

Apache conf for Nictool Server:

<IfDefine !MODPERL2>
   PerlFreshRestart On
PerlTaintCheck Off

Listen 8082

PerlRequire /usr/local/nictool/server/lib/nictoolserver.conf

<VirtualHost *:8082>
    KeepAlive Off
    <Location />
        SetHandler perl-script
        PerlResponseHandler NicToolServer
    <Location /soap>
        SetHandler perl-script
        PerlResponseHandler Apache::SOAP
        PerlSetVar dispatch_to "/usr/local/nictool/server, NicToolServer::SOAP"


mod_perl is not yet Apache 2.4 compatible but there's a beta version out. You'll have to figure out how to get mod_perl (IIRC, the new version is 2.0.9) installed in Ubuntu. Or roll back the upgrade.


I have reverted to a snapshot with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - and it works again. Maybe you should make a warning that NicTool does not work on 14.04 LTS.