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teacup update behind a proxy


this issue is not completely an installation issue but related somehow.

I am behind a proxy and the proxy rejects the update request of teacup. I guess if teacup would use a user agent in the HTTP header field similar to a browser then the proxy would let the request through.

Is it possible to set a user agent for teacup?
Or is there any other possibility for me to get updates?

Thanks in advance


Perl form handling script

I have a Perl script that reads input from an HTML form, edits it and sends e-mail with the fields from the form.

I used the form and entered my data. When I received the e-mail from the script it contained data from a person who used the form before I did AND my data in each field. For example:
Name: John WiltonVernell Turner

What do I do to ensure that the data in the variables in my script only contain the data of the current user and not the previous one?
It doesn't happen all the time.

my code to read the form data looks like this:
sub GetFormInput {

Start Komodo with Clean Profile


How can I easily start Komodo with a clean profile?


Sometimes when you're using Komodo you may run into issues or want to see what your default settings were many customizations later.

In either case, you or the Komodo dev team will want you to start Komodo with a clean profile. One way is to manually move your profile aside using the instructions provided in another general FAQ post about Komodo File Locations.

Another easier and less error prone way is to use the KOMODO_USERDATADIR environmental variable:

  • Stop Komodo if it is running (this is optional, the following allows you to running multiple instances of Komodo)
  • Open a command line or Terminal window
  • Set KOMODO_USERDATADIR to a path of your choosing. eg.


    set KOMODO_USERDATADIR=%TEMP%\ko #Windows


    export KOMODO_USERDATADIR="/tmp/ko" #unixy

  • Start Komodo from the same commandline window, eg  /path/to/komodo (or just komodo if it's on your PATH).

Komodo will then start with a completely clean profile with all default settings.

- Carey

Komodo License not Working


Why won't Komodo allow me to do the 21 day trial? Or let me use my actual license?


If you're having trouble starting your Komodo trial or it won't pick up your freshly purchased and installed license, there are a few things you can try to work around the issue:

Trial Issues:

  • A. Download a new Komodo installer and reinstall Komodo
  • C. Contact and tell them you're trial license won't start and they should be able to help.

License Installed but not Used:

  • A. Download a new Komodo installer and reinstall Komodo
  • C. Do the same as the last step but also download your license installer again from
  • D. Contact and tell them you're license won't work and they should be able to help.

- If you already have a previous Komodo license you are STILL ENTITLED to a Komodo trial of whatever the new version is.

Exporting Python Userinputs To Access Table

How do you do it? Its for an assessment and my classmates are stuck.

Many thanks.

Bug in AS basekit 8.5.17?

Using my software (password gorilla) with AS Tcl/Tk 8.5.17 (community edition) in script mode works perfectly but when I create a package with the AS basekit 8.5.17 (or 8.6.3) I get an error message.

The culprit seems to be a *string* command in the code:

set fieldData [string range $decryptedFirstBlock 5 [expr {$fieldLength +

The "string range" operation of the kit has changed the value of the
variable "decryptedFirstBlock" whereas the normal Tcl/Tk version 8.5.17
leaves the variable untouched.

5.18-x86 repository not working


Few days ago the 5.18 x86 PPM repository stopped working, it completely disappeared along with 5.20 x86 repository.


Is it a new policy by activestate or it just moved to somewhere else ?

Perl LWP Protocol compatibility issue with SSL SHA-256

HI all,

Recently we have upgrade our servers ssl from sha-1 to sha-256.
When we try to run one of our existing perl script,we got below error

LWP::Protocol::https::Socket: SSL connect attempt failed with unknown errorerror:0D0C50A1:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_item_verify:unknown message digest algo
rithm at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/LWP/Protocol/ line 57

we are using below steps for LWP protocol

use LWP::Debug;
use LWP::UserAgent;
use Getopt::Std;
use HTTP::Status qw(status_message);

# Create a user agent object
$ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;

Expect for WIndows 5.40 Source code

Hi All,

I'm Trying to find the source code for Expect 5.40 for Windows.

All I could find in here / sourcefroge / Google is version 5.43 source code.

This Version is somehow diffrent from 5.40, and when compiling an executable file form TCl code + Expect 5.43 using the TclAPP.exe with TDK 5.2

I'm having dependancy issues + timout issues form the Expect modle.

Hence, i Would like to use Expect 5.40 which already proven to be more reliable for my needs.

Can anyone advise ?

Many thanks,

spawn issue

Hi All,

I am trying to do spawn ssh root@$ip, but it is throwing an error "The system cannot find the file specified".

I am using Windows 2008 and TCL 8.5. Expect 5.43.2 is a default package.

Your help is appriciated.