apache, perl, 403 forbidden, help?
i can't get apache to execute a perl/cgi script.
*box: potato/sparc, installed apache-perl and its dependencies.
*error: 403 forbidden in web browser. this in error log:
Options ExecCGI is off in this directory: /home/herb/public_html/init/login.pl
i tired everything in the faq and manual to little success. things
1) i've added the handler and options directives to my srm.conf:
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
Options +All +ExecCGI
i know +All and +ExecCGI are redudant and this is not secure, but
i'm desperate. =)
2) i tried pointing the directory to the exact directory where i'm
executing the script (i.e. "/" -> "/home/herb/public_html/init", my
script resides in init/) to no avail.
3) i tried replacing the <Directory> directive w/
ScriptAlias ~herb/public_html/init /home/herb/public_html/init
again, no effect.
4) installing the 'apache' package instead of 'apache-perl'. it makes
me download the script.
permissions look correct. all parents of the script directory are at
least o+rx. i am able to execute scripts ok in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
(ScriptAlias'ed to cgi-bin/), but not elsewhere.
HELP? any is appreicated...