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How can i setup cgi in apache2 for Ubuntu 16.04?

I cant get cgi to work in apache2 for ubuntu 16.04 because all the examples i find are using file httpd.conf and ubuntu 16.04 doesnt have it. Help?

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On Debain based systems (and many newer distros) such as Ubuntu the apache2 config is in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. However you probably wont need to edit that as it should be all set up to go there (also at the bottom of that file you will see it includes other directories/files (ie: .Include conf.d/ ) where some configuration happens.

All you will likely need to do is configure the virtual host you wish to set up cgi-bin for in the it’s config file in /etc/apache2/sites-available

The default site has an example you can use as a starting point.