Re: CGI and Cumulus

Subject: Re: CGI and Cumulus
From: Brett Humphreys (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 11:03:23 MST

      i'm gonna guess this is a compiled executable. ie, written in C/C++
Something of that sort. Every perl file needs its first line to be
something like:
#! /usr/bin/perl

or wherever the perl interpretter is. So this binary exectuable does not
have that as its first line, which is fine b/c it cannt be run by prl anyway.

okay, i havn't set up apache in about 7 months, so this is very fuzzy, But
i believe that in the apache.conf or httpd.conf or something to that effect
there is options of what cgi's can/will be able to be run. For example you
can set apache up to only run cgi's with the suffix being .cgi. Anywho, i
think you may want to play with this and see what trouble you can gt
yourself into b/c i think it is just a configuration issue with apache..


On Wed Dec 20, 2000 at 12:17:57PM -0500, Eichenbaum, Larry wrote:
> I am experiencing a problem when attempting to run a compiled CGI program
> (?). To the best of my experience, my install (v1.3) of Apache seems to be
> running fine (both at serving html and CGI) for the most part. I run a UBB
> (Ultimate Bulletin Board) without problem. This board runs many CGIs
> successfully. I have also made several test files (including POST commands)
> based on tutorials on the web. All seems fine.
> Using Cumulus5, there is a CGI called cuwp_cgi. Whereas all the other .cgi
> or .pl files list as acsii, or PERL commands text, this particular cgi lists
> as a ELF 32-bit LSB executable (using file command).
> This CGI doesn't want to run nomatter what I try. I have attempted to run it
> directly to perl using either various options, and it always reports and
> error at line one. I have run the script through strings and it appears by
> the first line that a library file is being referenced (/lib/
> This file does not exist on my system. Could this be related? If so, where
> do I find this file for a YDL / Apache system?
> Sincerely,
> Larry Eichenbaum
> Prepress Technology Manager
> Bowne Business Communications
> (201) 271-1000

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