Everyauction Help!

software development

#1

For some reason, I can’t convince Everyauction software to run, I have followed the instructions closely but I get an error message when I try to load the page. Can anyone help me set this up? I run the auctions for greyhound adoption group charities, but I can pay a small fee if necessary.

Thanks!
Alisha


#2

If you describe what you’ve done and what errors you get, in some detail, then you might get free help here.

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#3

This is the error I get:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@2houndsdesign.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Here is the info from the program:

Configuration Section

Edit these variables!

local %config;

The Base Directory. We need an

absolute path for the base directory.

Include the trailing slash. THIS SHOULD

NOT BE WEB-ACCESSIBLE!

$config{‘basepath’} = ‘/home/auctiondata/’;

Closed Auction Directory

This is where closed auction items are stored.

Leave this blank if you don’t want to store

closed auctions. It can potentially take

up quite a bit of disk space.

$config{‘closedir’} = ‘’;

User Registration Directory

This is where user registrations are stored.

Leave this blank if you don’t want to

require registration. It can potentially

take up quite a bit of disk space.

$config{‘regdir’} = ‘’;

List each directory and its associated

category name. These directories should

be subdirectories of the base directory.

Êtegory = (
GBA => ‘Greyhound Benefit Auction’,
TMP => ‘Temp’,

);

This is the password for deleting auction

items.

$config{‘adminpass’} = ‘auction’;

You need to assign either a mail program or

a mail host so confirmation e-mails can

be sent out.

Leave one commented and one uncommented.

YOU NEED EITHER A MAIL PROGRAM

$config{‘mailprog’} = ‘/usr/lib/sendmail -t’;

OR YOU NEED A MAIL HOST (SMTP)

$config{‘mailhost’} = ‘localhost’;

This line should be your e-mail address

$config{‘admin_address’} = ‘auctions@2houndsdesign.com’;

This line should point to the URL of

your server. It will be used for sending

“you have been outbid” e-mail. The script

name and auction will be appended to the

end automatically, so DO NOT use a trailing

slash. If you do not want to send outbid

e-mail, leave this blank.

$config{‘scripturl’} = ‘2houndsdesign.com’;


#4

You have several things needed to be corrected:


The Base Directory. We need an

absolute path for the base directory.

Include the trailing slash. THIS SHOULD

NOT BE WEB-ACCESSIBLE!

$config{‘basepath’} = ‘/usr/httpd/yourhost/httpdocs/auctionimages/’;

This setting has to represent the local path of the Server hosting the Auction Script. Check with your Server Admin.


This Thing here looks weird:

List each directory and its associated

category name. These directories should

be subdirectories of the base directory.

Êtegory = (
GBA => ‘Greyhound Benefit Auction’,
TMP => ‘Temp’,
);


it should look like:

List each directory and its associated

category name. These directories should

be subdirectories of the base directory.

Êtegory = (
GBA => ‘‘Greyhound Benefit Auction’’,
TMP => ‘Temp’,
);

#####OOPS::: This Forum Script screws up certain words, if combined with percentage signs…#####

should be a percentage sing, followed by: category = (


If your Server runs under UNIX, you should use this:

YOU NEED EITHER A MAIL PROGRAM

$config{‘mailprog’} = ‘/usr/lib/sendmail -t’; ## unquoted ##

OR YOU NEED A MAIL HOST (SMTP)

$config{‘mailhost’} = ‘localhost’; ##Quoted


To find out what Errors the Script my produce, use this:

use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
BEGIN { open (STDERR, “>error.txt”); }

placed as beeing the second and third top line in your auction script. Then you either see the error line message on screen or then in a txt-file in your auction script folder.

Good Luck

Ernie