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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   My cgi's don't work!
Date:   2002-01-31 17:20:02
From:   haymaker
Response to: My cgi's don't work!

I downloaded it from one of those websites that have free cgi scripts for download. I just wanted to see if my cgi-bin was working correctly. The test-cgi works okay, but so far, nothing that I put in there with a .cgi or .pl works. Which brings up another question - why doesn't the test-cgi have a file extension? Should I be taking the file extensions off the other files?
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  • My cgi's don't work!
    2002-05-29 13:04:11  emc^2 [View]

    I have the same msg and I can't fix it. Could you tell me how you did?
    thx!
    Emc^2
  • Morbus Iff photo My cgi's don't work!
    2002-02-01 07:08:58  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

    haymaker, your best bet is to start looking around for CGI FAQs, and "common things that can go wrong". Your Apache CGI configuration is working correctly, since the test-cgi runs correctly. In this case, file extensions don't matter. You're probably running into one of the problems I described in my previous post.

    A quick way to test if a script has the right line encoding, for example, is to open the script up in the terminal, and see what you see. If you do:

    less filename.cgi

    And see everything on one line, or else a lot of ^M's all over the place, then you've got incorrect line feeds that will need to be converted to Unix ones.
    • My cgi's don't work!
      2002-02-01 09:12:24  haymaker [View]

      Thnaks for your help. And thanks for the series! This is the best OS X related information I've found!