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Re: can't run CGI scripts!

Hello Saurabh,

did you try changing come settings in the httpd.conf file ?
The fact that you see source code instead of executed code means that apache doesnt know how to execute the perl file. This may be becuase the perl executable is not configured , either its not in the path, check if its really in /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin or somewhere else.

when you say localhost, it will load the default index file in the public_html folder.

As for geocities, they will give you the info as to where to place the cgi/perl files.

Hope that helps.


From: metalmaniac@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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To: linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [linux-delhi] can't run CGI scripts!
Date: 20 Sep 2000 01:55:06 -0700

Help me out on this one:
I have tried running the following CGI script but it just doesn't in either Lynx or Netscape:
print"Content type: text/html\n\n";
print"Hi there\n";

I name it try.cgi
Whenever I try to open try.cgi in the browser window it just displays the source code instead of Hi There. I've tried moving the try.cgi file to /home/httpd/cgi-bin also to /usr/cgi-bin as root. but no luck! one more thing whenever i try to open localhost in the browser window, the "It Worked" message from apache comes. If I can get a CGI script to work can I execute it from my home page at www.geocities.com/sau_nanda ?
Thanx in advance.
Saurabh Nanda.

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