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Old 03-19-2002, 07:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Cgi


I just install Apache web server with MySql and PHP in Red Hat Linux. When I downloaded and try to run a program that has CGI file, it does not run at all. What could be the error? How am I going to know whether my web server supports any CGI files or program.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 08:29 AM   #2
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You have to configure apache through the /etc/httpd/httpd.conf file to run cgi scripts in different directories - although /var/www/cgi-bin will more than likely be set-up to run them to start with. Place the file in there.

To view the script, type in a browser:

http://localhost/cgi-bin/cgifilename.cgi

Make sure that the file is set-up to execute to global permissions - i.e. try:

chmod 755 cgifilename.cgi

what was the error you received already? You can always take a look at the apache logs in /var/log/httpd for errors.
 
  


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