The last refuge in cases like this for me are to put debugging lines that write to the log file after *every* line in the offending script, or at least where I think in the area I think the bug is living. Even if no variables are supposed to change, at least put a "I am here" line in.

Also, lines like:

use Data:Dumper
print Dumper($ref);

are your friends in cases like this.

But in case this is jumping just a bit ahead, are you able to run the suspected script outside of cron/whatever auto mechanism there is, correctly and consistently?



At 10:50 AM 2/5/2003 -0800, Michael Mehrle wrote:
Well, putting '0,30 * * * * /etc/init.d/slash keepalive' into my crontab didn't work. I'm getting really frustrated - can anyone offer any advice or suggestions?
Any help would be appreciated - I have been working on this day and night and cannot go live without fixing this... if anyone needs more details, please look at my previous postings since Sunday.
Cheers and thanks in advance....