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Old 11-20-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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Configuring Apache for CGI


I'm not sure exactly what my ScriptAliasing line should be in the httpd.conf for me to be able to run CGI scripts on my computer. Is it as simple as the path to the Perl 'compiler'??

Do I need to do anything else to be able to run my CGI scripts??

Thanks
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:49 PM   #2
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Your ScriptAlias line in your httpd.conf file should look something like this:

Code:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
 
Old 11-20-2003, 02:34 PM   #3
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Ok, my line says that exactly. What about this:



<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>


Does any of this need to change??
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:11 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jacksmash
Ok, I'm going to try this one more time. Nobody so far has been able to help unfortunately. I'm very new to Linux, however, I would like to set up my machine so I can run cgi-scripts, php etc. So one thing at a time. I'm trying to get cgi to run properly.
I installed RedHat 9.0. I'm assuming it has apache installed already. My question is:

how do I check if apache is configured properly??

I went to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and was able to look at the file. The ScriptAlias says /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"

I'm assuming this is correct.

But my browser just displays my source code when I try to run a perl program. For example:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
print "Content-type: text/html \n\n";
print "This is a test";


Can anyone help me with this??? people have already directed my to lampp, and that is not the route I want to go. I really want to learn this stuff.

Appreciate any suggestions.
Did you make sure your cgi script in your cgi-bin is executable?

chmod +x <name-of-file>
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:14 PM   #5
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Of course yes.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:24 PM   #6
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Something wrong with your config file then or missing something. Script works on my end but are you sure perl is located in /usr/local/bin and not just in /usr/bin ? That is usually the default location of perl.
 
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i've actually tried running the script both ways - with the "/local" and without - simply because I can find Perl under both directories.

Maybe another problem is this:

when I run the file from my browser, do I just type in the path to it exactly the way it is? For example, /var/www/cgi-bin/test.pl is the path to my perl file.
I've read all the documentation I can find. I suggests that I might need to access it some other way (like via the server) but I am unsure of how to d this.

Thanks for all your help trickykid.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:39 PM   #8
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TrickyKid,

Sorry if I pissed you off about the 3 different threads. To me it was a matter of strategy and not a matter of "breaking the rules". You're right, I should have read the rules previously. I won't let it happen again.
 
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Last edited by jacksmash; 11-21-2003 at 08:37 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:50 PM   #10
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:53 PM   #11
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Do I need to give more info than I have? Just tell me what you need to know.

Thanks
 
Old 11-21-2003, 07:12 AM   #12
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In response to a question re. my httpd.conf file, I am posting some of it here. Please don't laugh if I've messed it up! I'm new at this!!

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"

<IfModule mod_cgid.c>
#
# Additional to mod_cgid.c settings, mod_cgid has Scriptsock <path>
# for setting UNIX socket for communicating with cgid.
#
Scriptsock run/httpd.cgid
</IfModule>

#
# "/var/www/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased
# CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
#
<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options none
AddHandler cgi-script cgi pl
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>


I added the "AddHandler" line. If I need to post more please let me know.

Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 08:11 AM   #13
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What version of apache are we dealing with cause from what you've posted, it should be working afaik.

Any other info would or could help, more httpd.conf if you can, etc.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 08:38 AM   #14
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I'm not sure which version I'm running! Whatever version that comes with RedHat 9.0 I guess. Is there any way I can do a check to see if it is even running? SOrry if that's a dumb question.


What does "afaik" mean??

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:37 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by jacksmash
I'm not sure which version I'm running! Whatever version that comes with RedHat 9.0 I guess. Is there any way I can do a check to see if it is even running? SOrry if that's a dumb question.


What does "afaik" mean??
AFAIK = As Far As I Know

Umm.. to find your version, just type this at a console or terminal as root:

httpd -V

Oh and easiest way to check and make sure its running would be:

ps -aux | grep httpd
 
  


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