CGI errors

Hi,

whenever I try to run perl scripts on my webserver I get

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.
Error message:
Premature end of script headers: pingTest2.cgi

I figure I have apache set up wrong somewhere.

any ideas?

thanks
LVL 1
PaulmulAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

pjedmondCommented:
This implies that there is a problem with your scripts. Try running the cgi script from the command line and check that the information that it prints out is correct. (Use the -w option to get any extra data relating to the script errors concerned)

You can check everythng is working on the apache side by trying the following simple script:

--------------X8---------------
#!/usr/bin/perl -w

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hi there!\n";

--------------X8---------------

One real headache that can cause this problem is that on a *nix system, you have DOS line endings. Make sure that the lines are ended appropriately for the system concerned.

HTH:)
PaulmulAuthor Commented:
The problem was I didn't have the cgi module installed. Currently trying to fix it.

Thanks anayway.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
YensidModCommented:
I have PAQed the question and refunded the 50 points.

YensidMod
Experts Exchange Moderator
PaulmulAuthor Commented:
Just to add, to check this, go to where the httpd executable is. type ./httpd -l this will tell you what modules are installed.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Apache Web Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.