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Old 12-04-2003, 03:46 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: Leuven, Belgium
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Can't get phpmyadmin to work, php works

If I make a info.php file with <?php phpinfo()?> in it, and put it in /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin, that works, I get alot of information about php and apache. I emerged phpmyadmin and when I try http://localhost/cgi-bin/phpmyadmin/index.php I first got a permission denied error in the error.log from apache. I then changed all permissions of the phpmyadmin dir so everybody can executes it (don't know if that was a correct solution, it was a desperate one), and now I get the following error:

[Wed Dec 3 22:55:21 2003] [error] (8)Exec format error: exec of /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/phpmyadmin/index.php failed
[Wed Dec 3 22:55:21 2003] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/phpmyadmin/index.php

I searched the net and forums, read apache manual but couldn't find a clear explanation for an apache newbie like me.
I found something about adding a directory for the phpmyadmin in the apache.conf file, but that doesn't seem to work, and there's nowhere an example. I'm guessing apache doesn't know that he has to execute the files as php but I really wouldn't know how to configure that (especially since my info.php did work)

Can somebody please help me?
Old 12-04-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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php scripts shouldn't need to be in a cgi-bin. Try moving the phpMyAdmin folder to your document root directory.
Old 12-05-2003, 03:22 AM   #3
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thanks, somebody else suggested the same too me. I already thought it weird that phpmyadmin was in cgi-bin, but since I use gentoo the emerge of phpmyadmin put it there and I thought it was meant to be there.
Btw, it works now


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