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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

In reply to Re^7: Zip Code Module? by powerhouse
in thread Zip Code Module? by powerhouse

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