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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] please help "Internal Server Error"
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2002 16:38:12 GMT
Check your shebang line (the first line of your CGI program). It should
be something like:


(guessing - for unix it's like #!/usr/bin/perl)

Also, try running the program from a shell.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ali Nasseh []
>Sent: Mittwoch, 20. November 2002 17:28
>Subject: [users@httpd] please help "Internal Server Error"
>I created an html form, ship.html. it's so simple with
>a few test fields and this line:
><form action="/cgi-bin/confirmform.cgi" ...other
>attributes here...>
>The "confirmform.cgi" is a perl program which process
>the form. 
>I have "ActiveState Perl 5.6" installed on my
>computer. I can run the desktop programs 
>with .cgi extension( it doesn't matter ).
>I, too, have recently installed the "Apache 2.0.43" on
>d:\apache2 from my computer that it's name is 
>"myserver", so I can see my "apache server" starts and
>shows it's face when I use 
>the address "http://myserver:80/" or even
>There is NO conflict in port setting with other
>servers, like TomCat, on mymachine. But,
>when I try to submit the "ship.html" form, which
>refers to "confirmform.cgi" program for 
>further processing, the "Internal Server Error" shows
>itself on my browser and the error.txt 
>file on "d:\apache\logs" sets to the message follows:
>[Thu Nov 21 19:00:19 2002] [error] [client]
>(720003)The system cannot find the path 
>specified.  : couldn't create child process: 720003:
>confirmform.cgi, referer: 
>[Thu Nov 21 19:00:20 2002] [error] [client]
>(720003)The system cannot find the path 
>specified.  : couldn't spawn child process:
>D:/apache2/cgi-bin/confirmform.cgi, referer: 
>please let me know guys, what's wront with that.
>thank you
>-- a.nasseh  <>
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