not able to load example.pl from browser

October 25, 2014 1.7k views

Hi,

I have installed apache webserver in ubuntu and created example.pl in /usr/lib/cgi-bin.

I have also add below code to etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf file

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
<Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

From /usr/lib/cgi-bin when I execute ./example.pl
I'm getting output, but when i tried to load perl script from browser using

localhost/cgi-bin/example.pl i'm getting below error

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@localhost to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80

Please help me in resolving this issue, i know it is simple but i don't what to do to fix it

1 Answer

The first thing to do when trying to resolve a problem like this is to check the error log, as recommended by the error message. It's a whole lot easier to solve a problem when you know what the problem is.

That said, the first thing that comes to mind is a permissions error - the permissions on the script may allow your user to execute the script directly, but will not allow the server's user to execute the script.

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