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From: michael dot x dot peppler at jpmchase dot com
Subject: Re: ct_con_alloc failed / Apache / FastCGI / DBD::Sybase
Date: Feb 15 2008 9:56AM

I think this list is a reasonable place to ask this question :-)

The error indicates that the Sybase OpenClient code can't allocate a new 
connection handle. This can be due to memory issues, but more likely there 
is some issue in the fastcgi setup where the Sybase OpenClient code gets 

Which version of DBD::Sybase are you using?


Emmanuel Quevillon  
Sent by:
15.02.2008 10:00
Please respond to


ct_con_alloc failed / Apache / FastCGI / DBD::Sybase

I don't really know if this is the right list I should write 
to but in doubt...
I've got a webserver (apache) running a database search web 
interface through fastcgi.
Unfortunately, when I try to connect to Sybase with my 
application (that fastcgi try to handle) it fails with this 
error message in error_log of apache :

FastCGI: server 
stderr: ct_con_alloc failed at 

line 90

In this case, it is Apache that handle the request to DB 
through fastcgi.
If I make fastcgi listening a socket written by my perl 
script, everything is ok.
I set up a lot of different Env in my apache config file but 
it looks like it is not enough such as :

SetEnv  SYBROOT /Applications/Sybase/System
SetEnv  SYBASE  /Applications/Sybase/System
SetEnv  SCROOT  /Applications/Sybase/System/sybcent41
SetEnv  SYBASE_OCS       OCS-12_5
SetEnv  SYBASE_JRE      /Applications/Sybase/Sysytem
SetEnv  SYBASE_ASE      ASE-12_5
SetEnv  LIB     /Applications/Sybase/System/OCS-12_5/lib
SetEnv  LC_ALL  C
SetEnv  LANG    C

So I wondered if someone has already faced such problem and 
could give me a clue?

Thanks a lot.
Sorry for disturbing the list.
Emmanuel Quevillon
Biological Software and Databases Group
Institut Pasteur
+33 1 44 38 95 98
tuco at_ pasteur dot fr

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