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Re: Apache & Perl

On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 02:31:21AM -0500, Andy Laurence wrote:
> > > but whenever I reference a Perl script in the cgi-bin, I
> > get a 404 error.
> >
> > What do the error-logs for apache say???
> Aha!  'script not found or unable to stat: /usr/lib/cgi-bin/customcd.pl'
> This is a bit weird as everything in /etc/apache points to /var/www/cgi-bin.

not everything. the documentroot may be /var/www but if you look
for 'cgi-bin' you'll find stuff like

	Alias /cgi-bin /usr/lib/cgi-bin
	<Location /cgi-bin>
		SetHandler cgi-script
	# CGI Stuff rat chear
	<Directory /usr/lib/cgi-bin>
		order allow,deny
		allow from all
		Options -Indexes +ExecCGI

which translates any request for /cgi-bin/xyzpdq.ext into a file
lookup for /usr/lib/cgi-bin/xyzpdq.ext ...

note that you need
	options +execCGI
turned on for items you want apache to execute, and filesystem
permissions must also be set for executability as well (lest you
wind up with "file permissions deny access").

DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #33 from Brian Potkin <brian@copernicus.demon.co.uk>
Looking for some good DPKG AND APT TIPS?
You'll find a very good introduction at
It is, of course, based on the man pages for apt-get and
dpkg so you will want to read them as well.

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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