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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] sh permission denied
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2006 06:20:10 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark McDowall [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 2:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] sh permission denied
> I am new to apache and am having problems.
> The problem that I am having is that when I run a cgi script 
> (Python), it is able to return the information from the MySQL 
> database, but when it is asked to run an external program 
> (clustalw), it is unable to find the command.
> When I run the scripts through command line I am able to run 
> the program and the 'clustalw' command works.   I have even 
> altered the command line to specify the exact path and I get 
> the following error message.
> The error that is recorded within the error_log file is:
> [error] [client] sh: 
> /usr/*****/clustalw1.83/clustalw: Permission denied 
> I use Apache 2.0.52 running CentOS4 (Fedora Core 4).
> I have tried searching the forums, but to no avail.   I have 
> tried creating a new <Directory /> section that has the path 
> of the program, this did not work, I have changed the user 
> name and group to my own, which does have the correct 
> permission, but I get the same result.

Do you mean that you set the apache "User" and "Group" directives to be
the same as your account?

Do you obtain any additional privileges as a result of login scripts,
etc? If so, these are not executed when apache forks a process to run an
external program.

Owen Boyle
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> Hope to hear from someone soon,
> Mark
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