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Re^7: Zip Code Module?

by powerhouse (Friar)
on Dec 17, 2004 at 09:13 UTC ( #415581=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: Zip Code Module?
in thread Zip Code Module?

Ok, I went through and ran every line of the code it said to do. on the first line, lwp-download... I got an error saying this:
lwp-download: Aborted Will not save <http://tjmather.com/Geo-PostalCode_19991101.txt.gz> as +"Geo-PostalCode\x5f19991101.txt.gz". Please override file name on the command line.
so I did it like this:  wget http://tjmather.com/Geo-PostalCode_19991101.txt.gz then did the rest like it said. I manually saved and uploaded all the installation files from here: http://search.cpan.org/src/TJMATHER/Geo-PostalCode-0.06/

When I uploaded them the files in /t that end with .t somehow ended up with .t.txt file names so I had to rename those.

After all was said and done, I did a test with this code:
use Geo::PostalCode; my ($lat, $lon, $city, $state, $distance, $_record, $_db_dir, $gp, + $_zip); $_db_dir = "/etc/zip/edgetest"; $gp = Geo::PostalCode->new(db_dir => $_db_dir) or die "Could not c +reate a New Instance!"; $_zip = param("zip"); $_record = $gp->lookup_postal_code('postal_code' => "$_zip") or di +e "Could not Lookup Postal Code!"; $lat = $_record->{lat}; $lon = $_record->{lon}; $city = $_record->{city}; $state = $_record->{state}; $distance = $gp->calculate_distance(postal_codes => ["$_zip",'7485 +1']) or die "Could not get distance 3!"; $postal_codes = $gp->nearby_postal_codes(lat => $lat, lon => + $lon, distance => 50); $_page_content .= qq~<br> City is ~ . $city . qq~<br> State is ~ . $state . qq~<br> Latitude is ~ . $lat . qq~<br> Longitude is ~ . $lon . qq~<br> <br> Nearby Zips are: ~ . @$postal_codes . qq~<br> <br> The Distance from $_zip to US is $distance miles<br> <br>~; # $_page_content is printed at the end of # the index.cgi file for the # content...
I added the 'die' parts for debugging because it was not working. I am getting this message: Could not Lookup Postal Code! So it is failing at this part of the code:    $_record = $gp->lookup_postal_code('postal_code' => "$_zip") or die "Could not Lookup Postal Code!";

Can you see a reason why this would not be working and failing at that location?

Thanks for any further assistance you can be. I will appreciate any and all advice on the matter.

thx,
Richard

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Re^8: Zip Code Module?
by simonm (Vicar) on Dec 17, 2004 at 17:06 UTC
    It sounds like you're trying to build the files on one machine and then install them on another.

    I would guess that either the files you've uploaded are not in the place that the software is looking, or alternately, that some difference in operating system or library version between the two machines is preventing the database from being read.

      Actually it is all on the same server. I did the install from /etc where I created a new directory "zip", so the installation started at /etc/zip

      That is also where the .db files are. There are some empty ones located at /etc/zip/edgetest however, that of course did not work pointing the 'dir' to that location. So I changed it to just /etc/zip where the full .db files are. Still it fails at the same location($_record = $gp->lookup_postal_code('postal_code' => "$_zip") or die "Could not Lookup Postal Code!";) So I have no idea what could be wrong now.

      Any other idea's?
      thx,
      Richard
        Did you work through a successful "make test" before installing the modules? If not, I would suggest logging in to a remote shell and following the directions "in situ" rather than trying to "upload" the files afterwards.

        (And I'm assuming that you've confirmed that the zip code parameter is being set correctly, and that you've tested with several real zip codes to confirm that you're not hitting real gaps in the data... Right?)

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