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Old 10-20-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
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CGI File Not Executing on Apache Server

I recently replaced the existing index.html.en file with a newer one on an Apache 1.3.31 server. The problem is whenever I click on a link that is supposed to execute a CGI file, all I get is the source code appearing onscreen. I compared the lines referencing the cgi file between the original and the newer file and there does not appear to be any difference. I also restarted the server without any change. What else should I look for? Thanks.
Old 10-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

and in
<directory /some/dir/with/cgis>
Options ExecCGI

^free-handed, not sure syntactically accurate... but you should get the point.

b-t-w, in case you didn't notice, these go in your httpd.conf file...
[edit] and apache needs a restart after changes are committed [/edit]

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Old 10-21-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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CGI File Not Executing on Apache Server

Hi there --

I verified the settings that you mentioned in your e-mail were present in httpd.conf and for good measure I also restarted Apache. The problem did not go away so that led me to believe the problem was with the html page that referenced the cgi file in question. I checked
through the code and I discovered the line that referenced the cgi script had the following syntax at the end: </a> </div></th> This was compared to other lines that had the following syntax: </a></div></th> The presence of the space between the first and second end prompts appears to have caused the problem. Once that was removed and the server restarted, the cgi script executed normally. Thanks for your help.


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