System error

error:  Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
Can't locate Krusty/Coords.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 . /etc/httpd) at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

Stack:
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BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

Stack:
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context: 
... 
2:  $latitude
3:  $longitude
4:  </%args>
5:  <%init>
6:  use Krusty::Coords;
7:  </%init>
8:  % my $latstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $latitude, "N", "S");
9:  % my $longstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $longitude, "E", "W");
10:  GPS: <% $latstring %>, <% $longstring %>
... 
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/usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Request.pm:1115
/usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Request.pm:1029
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/web/na-motor/components/TrackPage.mhtml:240
/web/na-motor/Tracks/NC/NorthCarolina.html:1
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Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
Can't locate Krusty/Coords.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 . /etc/httpd) at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

Stack:
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  [Krusty/Coords.pm:6]
  [/usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm:816]
  [/usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm:445]
  [/usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Request.pm:1115]
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BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

Stack:
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  [/web/na-motor/components/TrackPage.mhtml:240]
  [/web/na-motor/Tracks/NC/NorthCarolina.html:1]



Trace begun at /usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm line 850
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HTML::Mason::Interp::load('HTML::Mason::Interp=HASH(0x2cd74e0)', '/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml') called at /usr/share/perl5/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1115
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An extensive program of changes in the infield ensued,^Jand the road course, previously used extensively by the SCCA and other^Jclubs, was discontinued. Some say it was destroyed, but this was^Jnot true, as road course use resumed in 2005.^J</p>^J<p>^JPenske subsequently sold his speedway operations to International^JSpeedway Corporation, a business affiliated with NASCAR.^JOne of the Cup races at Rockingham was transferred to the new^J<a href="/Tracks/CA/California.html">California Speedway</a> in^J2004.^JSubsequently, a lawsuit (the "Ferko" Lawsuit)^Jinvolving NASCAR, ISC, and shareholders^Jin Speedway Motorsports ("SMI") was filed, and shortly thereafter^Jsettled, which sharply altered the state of affairs. ^JAs a part of the settlement, the second and last Cup date at^JRockingham was transferred to^J<a href="/Tracks/TX/TMS.html">Texas Motor Speedway</a>.^JSMI purchased Rockingham, and agreed that there would be no NASCAR^Jevents there while the track was owned by SMI.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe ovals are currently being used by NASCAR teams for testing.^JThe road course has been restored to a low level of operation^Jin 2005 and is being used for Club Racing and Driver\'s Schools;^Jthe 2005 road course appears to be very similar to the^Joriginal road course.^J</p>^J<p>^JOn October 2nd, 2007, the track was purchased at auction by^J"Indiana" Andy Hillenburg, who has plans to revive the track for^Jstock car racing.^J</p>^J', 'weatherID', '', 'weatherZIP', '', 'officialWebSite', '', 'schedulePage', '', 'resultsPage', '', 'ticketsPage', '', 'racingReferenceID', 101, 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JNorth Carolina Motor Speedway is located 10 miles north of Rockingham^Jon US 1.^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '', 'hotLap', '^J<p>^JA hot lap of North Carolina Motor Speedway (Rockingham)^Jsubmitted by Chris W. Ingle^J- 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003 Southeast Division T1 National Champion.^JYou can get great in-car video of "The Rock" at^J<a href=\"http://www.tracktapes.com/\">Track Tapes</a>.^J</p>^J<p>^JDespite the NASCAR high banking and associated concrete walls,^JRockingham is a relatively safe track with run-off room and "bail^Jout" space in case you miss the turn into the infield.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe amenities of Rockingham are what you\'d expect from a former^JNASCAR facility that hosted some of the best racing in motor sports^J- professional garages, paved paddock area, permanent admin^Jbuildings, great viewing/vantage spots, etc.  It has obviously run^Jdown some over the years, but there are plenty of worse places you^Jcould be on the weekend!^J</p>^J<p>^JOverall, The Rock is less than 2 miles long (with the infield road^Jcourse) and bumpy.  The infield course is very abrasive and will eat^Jtires quickly.  It\'s easy on brakes though.  The infield portion is^Jflat - no elevation change.^J</p>^J<p>^JIt helps to have a neutral to slightly tight (understeering) car here.^JA car that oversteers severely will find it very hard to go thru the^Jcorners quickly and your rear tires will be toast in just a few^Jsessions.  Top speeds are fairly low here due to the tight banking,^Jbut my T1 Vette still hits about 130 in a couple of places.^J</p>^J<p>^JAll shift points and approximate speeds are relative to my T1 prepared^J2001 Corvette Z06.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaving the pits, you\'ll be using the hot pit lane just like the^JNASCAR guys used to do.  Continue around the apron of the track (which^Jis NASCAR\'s turns 1 and 2) until you come to the transition area^Jfrom the oval to the infield.  This is actually turn 3.  Turn 3 is a^Jfairly sharp, but increasing/sweeping radius left turn.  You should be^Jin 3d gear.  Turn in smoothly and apex on the curbing on the left.  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Once you\'ve turned in, on maintenance throttle and the car^Jgets settled about half way round the corner, then squeeze the brakes^Jjust slightly to set the front tires and rotate the car - pointed^Jat the late apex.  Apply power, manage the oversteer, hit that apex^Jcurbing and track out to the edge.  There is no curbing on the exit^Jand it\'s easy to drop a wheel off if you get too enthusiastic with^Jthe skinny pedal!  Remain in 3d gear down this short chute to turn 6.^JCheck your gauges and mirrors.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 6 is a fast right turn with a late apex.  Nail the brakes as late^Jas you dare on entry and rotate the car thru the entry.  Get to the^Jthrottle quickly to stabilize the car thru the corner and hit that^Japex.  The car grips pretty well, but is slick on exit.  There is a^Jvery, very short area between turns 6 and 7, but experienced drivers^Jwill recognize this immediately and be able to floor the accelerator^Jfor just a split second before standing the car on its nose for turn^J7.  You\'ll be loose here, so be careful.  You\'re still in 3d^Jgear!^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 7 is a slow left hand turn which leads onto the NASCAR portion of^Jthe track.  Since it leads to the longest full throttle run, it\'s^Jthe most important corner.  Again, trail brake the entry and get to^Jthe gas quickly-but smoothly.  Look for a late apex where the ARMCO^Jand barriers are on the left.  Apex as close as you dare to those and^Jwatch the oversteer coming out of the corner.  You can apex the corner^Jearlier if you care to, but you\'ll end up slamming the right front^Jof the car into the NASCAR banking and possibly breaking something.  A^Jlate apex is still fast, but much safer and will keep your car running^Jfor the whole weekend.  You could also use 2d gear here, but you\'ll^Jburn up the rear tires within a few laps.  Exit the corner smoothly^Jand make the transition onto the banking as early (and abrupt) as you^Jdare keeping in mind that it can be a damaging transition if you\'re^Jtoo early.  For big, high powered cars, it\'s faster to use the^Jbanking on the exit.  If the transition spooks you, and you\'re in a^Jlow powered car, just stay on the flat apron until the track evens out^Jmore.^J</p>^J<p>^JGoing down the front NASCAR straight toward turn 1, shift to 4th gear,^Jcheck your mirrors and gauges, and keep it planted until your guts run^Jout.  Squeeze the brakes on the entry and enter the banking around^Jhalf way up.  Ensure you are on throttle when entering the banking^J- this loads the suspension and keeps the car planted.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs you have seen on TV, there are many, many ways to continue around^Jthe banking to the back straight; however, I still like to apex the^Jcorners.  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