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Re: can't run CGI scripts!

And of course i hope that u r using yr webserver to read the cgi programs,
like u must be using this to run the programs:

lynx http://localhost/cgi-bin/try.cgi

> did you try changing come settings in the httpd.conf file ?
> The fact that you see source code instead of executed code means that
> 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

i guess /home/httpd/html/index.html in this case!!!!!

> >I have tried running the following CGI script but it just doesn't in
> >Lynx or Netscape:
> >#!/usr/bin/perl
> >print"Content type: text/html\n\n";
> >print"<HTML>\n";
> >print"Hi there\n";
> >print"</HTML>\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,
> >"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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