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From "Susanne Pfeiffer" <>
Subject AW: [users@httpd] Apache and Samba problem
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:35:01 GMT
Thanks for the hints, Owen and Lee - unfortunatly the shebang line contains
already the path of my windows perl distribution, exactly as you wrote, so
this cannot be the reason.
In fact the path in the shebang line is correct, as I have no problems when
I put the same file into a cgi dir located on the local c:-drive.
According to my further "research" it seems to be some strange samba-related
problem with the file permissions... really strange... :-<


> The essential problem is that you have a perl program which was written
> on a Linux machine but you are trying to execute it on a Windows
> machine. That is, a CGI program is executed on the machine running the
> server which called it, not on the machine on which the program file
> lives.
> Even if you have perl installed on the windows machine, this cannot work
> because the first line of a perl program contains the path to the perl
> interpreter. On the Linux machine, this will be like:
> #!/usr/local/bin/perl
> but on windows, it will be like:
> #!C:\Perl\perl.exe
> Obviously, these are not interchangeable :-)
> If you simply want to store the programs on Linux and will only execute
> them on the windows server, then change the shebang line to the windows
> version. Otherwise, I don't think there is any way to have alternative
> shebangs in the file..
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Susanne Pfeiffer []
> >Sent: Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2002 21:06
> >To:
> >Subject: [users@httpd] Apache and Samba problem
> >
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >can anybody help me? I didn't find any hint in the web, what's
> >wrong with my
> >network or my web server configuration.
> >
> >I have got a tiny network with an linux fileshare and a W2k client. I
> >mounted (via samba) my linux home share to my Windows pc as
> >drive "M:". Now
> >I installed Apache 2.0.43 on my Windows PC and want to call a
> >cgi-script
> >located on this M:-drive - unfortunatly without success.
> >
> >The Apache Web Server is able to
> >- execute the cgi-scripts if they are lying in an cgi-dir on my local
> >C:-drive
> >- get html-files lying in appropriate dirs located on the M:-drive
> >
> >When calling an cgi-script located on this M:-dir I get an
> >error message:
> >
> >Internal Server Error
> >The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration
> >and was unable
> >to complete your request.
> >...
> >
> >I checked the permissions of the cgi-scripts and they seem to be o.k.
> >(readable and executable by all)
> >
> >Perhaps it is a samba problem, but I can't imagine which...
> >
> >Here are the respective sections in my httpd.conf:
> >
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