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From Admin <kompu...@naisp.net>
Subject Re: cgi question
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 14:27:46 GMT
yes...it's odd...only if you have failed to add the handler/ext " .pl " to that line
DUHHHHH   and THATS exactly why...he is getting the error...
look again at the extension on the filename...it is:  "cart.pl"
not cart.cgi

Owen Boyle wrote:

> Admin wrote:
> >
> > you didn't understand what I said...presumably.
> >
> > YES addhandler DOES have a default that is setup...
> > when you install apache its default extension that is
> > (by default) setup is files with the " .cgi " extension ONLY.
> >
> > I only asked if he had also added the ext " .pl " to the addhandler line?
> > Just in case his script that was giving him trouble, had that ext.
> > if you don't specify this ext in that line as well, scipts with that ext will NOT
> > work.
> > aparently YOU are not aware of this, and therefore the reason you replied thusly.
>
> I understood you perfectly and you gave sound advice for someone who is
> having trouble using AddHandler. However, the questioner already said he
> was using ScriptAlias so advice re AddHandler is orthogonal and could be
> confusing.
>
> I am interested to learn that AddHandler (which is general directive)
> has a default. If so, it is not documented... Anyway, his error is:
>
> > [Tue Apr  9 08:42:50 2002] [error] (8)Exec format error: exec of
> > /var/www/html/snowbankih/cgi-bin/ihcparts/cart.pl failed
>
> which is a funny one.
>
> > to the questioner:
>
> What happens when you execute the program from the command line?
>
> e.g.
>
> $ cd /var/www/html/snowbankih/cgi-bin/ihcparts
> $ ./cart.pl
>
> Rgds,
>
> Owen Boyle.
>
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