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#32799 - 08/07/09 10:02 AM Strange problem
Alain B Offline
OL Guru

Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 101
Loc: Montreal
Hi, I dont know if its the right place for this but since its the first time I see it I dont know where to look for.

We have process that use run external scripts
the scripts are in perl
sudently we received an error message.

in the log file it saids : DEBUG: System Error. Code: 193.

all scripts where failling after this error

So we stopped planetpress and tryed to call the perl script manualy from the command line but received the message perl.exe is not a valid win32 application.

So I think the server was corrupted some how and rebooted the server.

After the reboot we had the same error

after investigation we found that the file perl.exe have been changed and the file had 0 bytes.

So how can the perl.exe can be changed

#32800 - 08/07/09 11:30 AM Re: Strange problem
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal

PlanetPress only make calls to the Perl executable and will never attempt to modify it.

If a server crash happened while the Perl.exe executable was running, it could have interrupted it's running process and could have left it corrupted, though this type of errors could have happened to any softwares, so it's not necessarely specific to PlanetPress. At this point, it seems like Perl will have to be reinstalled.

Also, have you scanned your machine for malwares such as viruses? Some of them could have corrupted executables on your system, so it would be a good idea to do a scan.


#32801 - 08/07/09 12:07 PM Re: Strange problem
Alain B Offline
OL Guru

Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 101
Loc: Montreal
Yes we scanned and no virus where found