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I just installed RedHat 9 about 2 days ago and don't think I've done too badly, considering I'm a newbie. I've got a samber and apache running pretty quick.
Now, I want my server (the computer I'm talkin about) to display CGI files. When I type url-here.com/cgi-bin/file.cgi I get a "Page cannot be displayed error". Does this mean I need to install ActivePerl? If so, I've downloaded ActivePerl, where do I go from here? I installed ActivePerl when I had my win2k server, which was reasonably simple since it's mostly GUI.
Can anyone tell me how to install ActivePerl on RedHat 9, or, does anyone have any simple language tutorials I can look at?
Thanks in advanced.
Oh, btw, it's weird, because PHP works on my server fine and I didn't even attempt to install that.
You need to do exactly what david_ross told you to do. What is happening is that Apache is trying to execute your CGI script. It is not able to do so, however, because a Perl module that your script uses is not installed on your system. When you launch the CPAN shell (which is what perl -MCPAN -eshell does) you will be given a prompt. You can then type the install command that david_ross gave you, which will download and install that module. This may seem strange if you're unfamiliar with Perl, but it'll become more familiar with time.