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Old 07-27-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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CGI Installation Problems

Hi Everyone,

First time poster here so I will attempt to explain my situation as clearly as possible.

I am working with Mandrake 10.1 which has been installed for a while. When attempting to do some CGI scripts I discovered that CGI had to be installed as it wasn't present.

Although I have gone through what appeared to be the installation there is no Perl Man page which I believe could mean an installation problem.

I have imported working scripts to test and I'm getting an Internal Server error when I try to forward the user input to the page in the CGI-Bin where the CGI page is held. I have checked that all permissions are set correctly for folders and files.

I must also add that on my linux computer there is no internet connection.

Since I didn't think that it had installed I went to CPAN and downloaded CGI files onto USB pen and transferred them over but when I attempted to install them the messge said that the files were already installed.

I'm probably missing something obvious but any solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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I've been able to get some information from another forum and it appears that the CGI didn't fully install and I will attempt it again.
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Note the first para 'CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. Technically, it is a set of rules that allows communication between web forms and a server program. CGI in itself is not a language. A CGI script can be written in any language ...'


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