Download and install the CPAN perl modules
It's best if you can have your system administrator install them on the main
system (that way everybody can use it), but you can put the modules and their
directories in one of your own directories and tell the programs where to
Install the custom modules
Template.pm are custom modules included with
the postcard distribution. Either have your system administrator install
them along with the other perl modules, or put them in one of your own
Edit the postcard.cgi file
Make sure the first line of the file points to the Perl 5 executable on
your web server. This is usually /usr/bin/perl or /usr/local/bin/perl,
but it might be /usr/local/bin/perl5 or something else.
If you had to put the CPAN or custom modules somewhere else, edit and
uncomment the 'use lib' line which tells the program where to start looking.
Put the filename of your configuration file into the
$configuration_file variable. Use enough of the path so
the program will be able to find the file.
Install postcard.cgi on your web server
Put it in a directory where you are allowed to run CGI scripts.
Usually it's called cgi-bin/ but it may be different on your system.
Make sure your web server knows how to run it.
On a unix server, this means setting the execute permissions on the file
or associating the file extension with the perl interpreter on your Windows
server. Set the execute permissions on a unix server by running
"chmod 755 postcard.cgi."