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APR::Table Error

Re: APR::Table Error

by Louis Zulli -
Number of replies: 0
We seem to have solved this by installing WWSafe.pm and modifying references to Safe.pm as indicated here:

From http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Release_notes_for_WeBWorK_2.4.9

  • There is a bug in Safe.pm version 2.27 which makes it incompatible with WeBWorK. The symptom is that any action involving a MathObject, such as answering a WeBWorK question -- will send the child process serving that request into an infinite loop. Versions of Safe.pm before 2.23 appear to work fine. Safe.pm version 2.29 (the most recent as of this writing) works for most problems but will throw errors on specific WeBWorK problems - particularly ones using graphics.
  • A file labeled WWSafe.pm which is Safe.pm version 2.16 is included with this distribution. At the moment the lines use Safe; have been changed to use WWSafe; in these files
  • (Thanks to Zig Fiedorowicz and Geoff Goehle for research into this problem. Other references: http://webwork.maa.org/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=2292 and http://search.cpan.org/~rgarcia/Safe-2.29/.) Safe.pm is used by WeBWorK to provide a clean namespace for each new problem and to prevent the accidental use of perl commands by webwork question authors that could harm the unix environment. In general it is not considered by the perl monks as a sufficient barrier against determined hacking attempts however it has worked well for us over the last 14 years.

I should have noted that we're running 2.4.7, which we plan to update this summer.