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Old 03-31-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy 500 Internal Server Error/Premature end of script headers

sorry for the repeating the same question. I believe many have encountered this and find a solution.

Problem is when I try to execute a CGI script from anyone of the user's directory I'm get the error
"Premature end of script headers:". The script works just fine from the "/var/www/cgi-bin" which is set as ScriptAliase.

In order run the script from the user's directory I have added the following in the httpd.conf file

AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
<Directory /home/*/public_html/cgi-bin>
Options ExecCGI
SetHandler cgi-script

Changed the ownership of the script to apache:apache and permission to 755

The script is

echo Content-type: text/plain
echo ""
echo ""
echo ""

Can anyone help me please to run this ? I'm using "httpd-2.0.52-19.ent" on "2.6.9-22.EL" Kernel.

Old 04-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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The only thing that comes in mind since you can execute your script from /var/www/cgi-bin is that you use suexec. Check with
/path/to/apache/bin/apachectl -V
or take a look at the logs when you restart apache to see if that's the case. Then you can either disable it, or read the whole document of the previous link in order to configure it correctly


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