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From Tony van der Hoff <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache serves cgi error as application/x-perl
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 15:02:23 GMT

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 <> wrote in
message <>

> 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.
> Has anyone any hints, please?

Tony van der Hoff        |
Buckinghamshire, England

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