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From Jay Sprenkle <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] debugging fastcgi/ACTION directive in Apache Config
Date Sat, 30 Aug 2008 23:45:50 GMT
Eric Covener wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Jay Sprenkle <> wrote:
>> <location /Debug>
>> SetHandler fastcgi-script
>> </location>
> Inherits Options +ExecCGI from somewhere?
I don't believe this is required for a static fastcgi program, but I'll 
try it.
>> Action fastcgi-test /Debug/pluwt.exe
>> AddHandler fastcgi-test .fcgi
>> If I then try
>> http://localhost:8080/test.fcgi
>> The log tells me apache can't find "test.fcgi" in my root directory.
> It does have to be in your docroot in this example --  Is it there?
What I expected it to do was:
*  match ".fcgi" which  invokes the 'fastcgi-test' handler,
* the requests to that handler are filled by the .exe program named in 
the Action directive

All fastcgi URLs are  supposed to be sent to the fastcgi program to be 
handled, not served directly and don't exist in the docroot.
(That program will reads the url 'test.fcgi' and produces a page from a 
'test' template)

I could do it by passing the template name as a parameter:
but it seemed more elegant to just direct all requests via a directive 
and leave out the implied executable name.
I started development with IIS, and it does this just fine, but ran into 
other insoluable problems with it.

>> The various bits of documentation are contradictory about needing to use a
>> mime type instead of a user created handler with the action directive.
>> I tried that as well with no success.
> I had a config laying around using the "invent a pseudo mime-type
> form" with AddType  I was able to change it to the handler-style
> instead and it worked just fine.
> It looks just the same as yours, I'm requesting /foo/index.php which
> is found via an Alias directive and passed to the thing living in the
> fastcgi-script location.
> # shell script wrapper around php
> FastCGIServer /stuff/cgi-bin/php-fastcgi -processes 4 -flush
> # where the actual fastcgi, the php interpreter, lives
> ScriptAlias /fcgi-bin  /stuff/cgi-bin
> <Location /fcgi-bin>
>   Options ExecCGi
>   SetHandler fastcgi-script
> </Location>
> Action my-fastcgi /fcgi-bin/php-fastcgi
> AddHandler my-fastcgi .php
> Alias /foo /usr/local/foo
Thanks, I'll try this one

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