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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] apache serves cgi error as application/x-perl
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 15:44:23 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony van der Hoff [mailto:lists_0504@vanderhoff.org] 
> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 4:02 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] apache serves cgi error as 
> application/x-perl
> 
> *BUMP*
> 
> Has no-one any clue about this, please. I'm beginning to tear 
> my har out :(
> 
> On 7 Dec at 11:54 Tony van der Hoff 
> <lists_0504@vanderhoff.org> wrote in
> message <gemini.j9wjqv08pf09s03u8.lists_0504@vanderhoff.org>
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Apologies if this has been raised before; I couldn't find 
> anything similar
> > in the faq, nor the last 2 months archives.
> > 
> > I recently upgraded from Apache 2.0 to 2.2. Adjusted the 
> configuration
> > appropriately, and mostly everything works fine.
> > 
> > However, when the server fails to execute a perl cgi script 
> due to, say,
> > bad permissions, or a script error, i.e. "premature end of script
> > headers", it appears to generate the correct 500 error 
> page, but serves it
> > as mime type appication/x-perl, instead of text/html. The 
> previous version
> > handled this correctly.
> > 
> > Error-free scripts work fine, so I don't think it's 
> anything related to
> > ExecCGI, or addhandler.
> > 
> > This must obviously be a problem with my configuration, but 
> having fiddled
> > about for a few days, I've not progressed much further. Changing the
> > mime.types file for .pl to text/html is effective, but it 
> doesnt feel like
> > the correct solution to the problem.

I rather think it might be... If the program works, the program itself
sets the mime-type. If it fails, the server returns a plain HTML file
and so has to decide for itself the mime-type. You must have set it to
application/x-perl somewhere.

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> > 
> > Has anyone any hints, please?
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Tony van der Hoff        | mailto:tony@vanderhoff.org
> Buckinghamshire, England
> 
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