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From Gene <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] CGI Scripts not Working
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2005 02:37:01 GMT
HI -
    It looks like you're using a windows machine for your server. What
the message seems to mean (to me at least) is that apache is looking in
C:\program files\apache group\apache2\ for your cgi file
Check to see if it's really where apache thinks it should be.
    Then make sure perl is enabled in apache. (check the docs - I'm not
sure about the windows version - I use FreeBSD).
Beyond this, does the directory need to be shared? Is your AliasScripts
in httpd.conf (or whatever the windows version uses) pointed at the
correct directory?
That's all I can think of just now.

Broming plutonium wrote:

> Hi all,
>       If you are going to reply to this email, please send the reply 
> directly to my email address, not to the mailing list. I use the 
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>       I thought I'd want to add some CGI scripts to my website 
> yesterday. I followed the documentation, and created a test page that 
> should print "Hello World!" to the screen. When I executed the script 
> by typing, I get "500 
> Internal Server Error". When I checked my error logs, I found these 
> two entries:
> [Fri Feb 25 19:43:23 2005] [error] [client] (OS 3)The 
> system cannot find the path specified.  : couldn't create child 
> process: 720003:
> [Fri Feb 25 19:43:23 2005] [error] [client] (OS 3)The 
> system cannot find the path specified.  : couldn't spawn child 
> process: C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/
> Could anyone tell me what those mean? Feel free to try my test page 
> out at Could anyone tell me 
> how to fix the problem? I am a newbie. Help is appreciated, and so are 
> comments and suggestions.
> From,
> William
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