How do I enable cgi in Apache?

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  1. vraa

    vraa Formula 3
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    How do I enable cgi in Apache? I scoured google for it, but the results that came up, after checking the directions weren't related to my situation at all.

    I try to run a .cgi from my server and I get an internal 500 error. I'm guessing cgi isn't enabled or something. I do have the .cgi file in /cgi-bin/.

    I have 1.3.29 IIRC running on my system. I'm so confused as what to do. I've checked my httpd.conf file and it seems like everything should be working perfectly.
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  3. South Dakota Rich

    Jun 15, 2004
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    I would guess that whatever script you are trying to run hasn't been installed correctly. Can you drop a clue as to what it is? Were there any parts where you had to wing it because you weren't sure what to do? Those things can be pretty touchy.

    I've used a lot of hosts and I've never seen one that didn't have cgi turned on by default as part of the hosting package. If it isn't on this is probably something you don't want to mess with.
  4. Schatten

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    if all is well in the httpd.conf file, then it is a permissions issue on the file/directory itself. you'll want to look into chmod and associate permissions based on that. for example: chmod 777 cgi-bin (that would be all gets to execute).
  5. anotherguy

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    Feb 22, 2004
    What type of cgi are you trying to run? Perl? C? You might want to check and see if you have mod_cgi, mod_perl, etc., compiled and loaded into the config file depending on your needs.

    Check out:

    for a troubleshooting section, although it is most likely a permissions issue.

  6. vraa

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    I'm hosting it myself on my own computer, I run Apache on my system :)

    I wish I could chmod in windows.. :D

    It is PERL. MRTG w. RRDTOOL + 1minute hacks.

    I got MRTG to work.
    I got MRTG with the RRDTOOL to work.
    I broke it while trying to integrate the 1 minute hack.

    Should I go back to just MRTG w. RRDTOOL?
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