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Hi,

I'm a web-server newbie. I'm playing with a Linux box and have installed apache. I've got some perl scripts with a cgi extention and when I try to run them it shows the code in the browser window. I've put the code in a directory called perltest. The server doesn't have a cgi-bin directory yet. How do I get it to run the scripts?

Yours,

Stoke
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Stoke,
http://www.visca.com/clueless/ is an excellent beginners point for perl cgi stuff.

To summarise:
You will need to change the httpd.conf so that cgi processing is enabled in certain directories and that the server realsises that .pl or .cgi files are treated as cgi scripts.

It is a fairly simple process:

You should pay special attention to the following commands:

ScriptAlias
AddHandler

Finally make sure your path to perl is correct and the scripts have the correct permissions.

All of these problems are covered in detai at Lou's site.

regards
Peewee
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Thanks Peewee,

ScriptAlias showed me there was already a cgi-bin, but in a different directory. AddHandler was commented out.

I've moved the code to that directory and it's now working. Well done.
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Stoke,
glad to be of help

regards Peewee
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