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OK, I need help, I have a laptop which runs linux fine so far, but I need to add two components to it and I am not sure how to proceed.  
I have RH7 and I need to add a webserrver capability to it (APACHE) and cgi module so that I can test some cgi scripts.  
Btw, please make your instructions as detailed as possible.

Thanks all.

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(line numbers are based on Red Hat 7.1, you MIGHT find the lines elsewhere)

Insert CD 1

Issue the command "mount /mnt/cdrom"

Issue the command "rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/apache-*"

Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

If you want to be able to put CGI scripts anywhere add "ExecCGI" to the end of line 442

  (Before)     Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks
  (After)     Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI

Uncomment line 823

  (Before) #AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
  (After) AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

And that should do it.
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Don't I need to install CGI first????
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CGI is part of Apache, you still need some script interpreter installed though. Most CGI scripts are written in Perl so you need that installed - however I'd ve pretty surprised if you don't have it installed already.
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Ok, how do I check for whether I have perl installed or not?

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"rpm -q perl" will output the version of the Perl RPM installed. If it isn't there you can find it on one of the CDs and install it with rpm -ivh perl*rpm
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ok I checked all the settings, and I am stuck: It works from within the laptop, I can view the sample page and everything, but I can't see it from other computer which is networked to it, anything I can check for?
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You probably selected the firewall when you installed Red Hat. Check that.
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Thanks, but one last question.... where do I configure cgi????? I keep getting method not allowed on my post scripts.
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You need to edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Try adding this to the section "<Directory "/var/www/html">":


    <Limit GET POST OPTIONS PROPFIND>
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Limit>
    <Limit PUT DELETE PATCH PROPPATCH MKCOL COPY MOVE LOCK UNLOCK>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
    </Limit>
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