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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: No such file or directory: couldn't spawn child process: ..
Date Fri, 28 Nov 1997 15:13:08 GMT
Martin Kraemer wrote:
> When (under Win'95) trying to start CGI programs other than .exe, there
> seems to be a problem in the spawn() calls. Apparently, an association
> of a .tcl suffix which works fine when started from a DOS window does
> NOT work when started out of a ScriptAlias'ed /cgi-bin/ directory. The
> error log contains
>   [error] (2)No such file or directory: couldn't spawn child process: c:/programme/apache/cgi-bin/dirxsurf.tcl
> I see two problems:
> a) the errno seems to report the wrong error. Probably some Windoze
>    function must be called to retrieve the real failure reason.
> b) the associated .tcl "Shell" program interpreter is not called
>    automatically. Possibly this means that we have to extract it from the
>    registry and try again if the first spawn() failed.
> I neither know nor love the windoze API and structure, so bear with me
> when what I propose is pure nonsense.

Yeah - we don't support Shell associations, yet. We should.



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