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From David Sparks <da...@ActiveState.com>
Subject config/7290: httpd.conf has an error in the suggested usage
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2001 23:04:16 GMT

>Number:         7290
>Category:       config
>Synopsis:       httpd.conf has an error in the suggested usage
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Feb 21 15:10:00 PST 2001
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     daves@ActiveState.com
>Release:        1.3.17
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
All Windows
>Description:
httpd.conf says:
# Apache parses all CGI scripts for the shebang line by default.
# This comment line, the first line of the script, consists of the symbols
# pound (#) and exclamation (!) followed by the path of the program that 
# can execute this specific script.  For a perl script, with perl.exe in
# the C:\Program Files\Perl directory, the shebang line should be:

   #!c:/program files/perl/perl
--cut---

This is bad bad advice.  Perl has bugs that prevent it from working properly when installed
into a path with spaces on *ALL* platforms (linux, freebsd included).
>How-To-Repeat:
vi httpd.conf
>Fix:
s/Program Files\\//ig
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