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cgi script issue

I've installed perl on WampServer, and I'm trying to load a page on my virtual server.  I get the error in the screenshot.  However, the file which is "not found" is present in the cgi-bin folder. file not found
The html page which is attempting to execute the cgi file is in a folder which also contains the cgi-bin folder.  In the file, httpd.conf, there are several references to the path to my html files, and to the cgi-bin folder.  I have written these paths like V:/Web Files/cgi-bin... etc.   Perhaps I need instruction on the syntax for writing to this file?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Did you read the entire page that I linked for you?  That was specifically for WAMP.  http://chromicdesign.com/2009/05/setting-up-perl-for-wampp.html
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Yes, I followed those steps, except for configuring a MySQL database.   Files with .pl extension now have an icon.   This seems to be a path-to-cgi-bin issue.  I've moved that cgi-bin folder around several times, and changed the ScriptAlias path in httpd.conf several times.  Either the script "can't be found on this server" or there is an internal server error.  If the latter is the case, the Apache error log says "the system couldn't find the path specified."
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The ScriptAlias must match the <Directory "cgi-bin" and the 'LoadModule cgi...' must be uncommented / enabled.  And Apache must be restarted whenever you make any change to 'httpd.conf'.
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Would you mind looking at these?  I must be overlooking something, but I don't know what.
I have been restarting WampServer whenever I change the conf file.

It seems that the error log is referring to a path for the cgi-bin directory which I tried earlier,  but since then I changed the path in the conf file and restarted Apache.



booking-data.html
Apache-error-log.txt[
embed=file 660260]
httpd.txt.txt
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
In httpd.conf...

<Directory "C:/Program Files/Web Publish/Maui Site 1>  no end quote, syntax error.  In addition, if you are going to be hosted on Linux, you should remove all of those spaces.  I would do it anyway to avoid certain kinds of syntax problems.

<Directory "C:/Program Files/Web Publish/Maui Site 1/cgi-bin"> should be <Directory "cgi-bin">

Why isn't your web root Directory in C:/wamp/www ?
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  So, in httpd.conf, I corrected the syntax error.  I didn't eliminate white space (yet) because the virtual server finds my web files without any difficulty, using that pathway with the spaces.  I changed the ScriptAlias directory to "cgi-bin".   I still get "file not found" when I try to execute the script.

I changed the default path to my web root directory because my web files are on a drive separate from the system drive, at least on my server.  On this laptop, I use a copy of those files, on the system drive, because WampServer apparently can't connect to a networked drive.

I'm still confused about the syntax for ScriptAlias.  Now I'm trying:
<Directory ScriptAlias C:/Program Files/web Publish/Maui Site 1/cgi-bin/ "cgi-bin"/>
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Apache will refuse to connect to a non-local drive because it does not have permission to do so.
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
It's working now.  Thanks for your patience.
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
One last question, if I may?  It looks like I must have a copy of all the cgi scripts in the apache subfolder of WampServer, or I get an internal server error.  Is that normal?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Are you talking about your web root, "C:\wamp\www"?  That's where Apache has permission to run.
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  It's good to have this running.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome, glad to help.
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