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Re: Setting up Perl/CGI with Windows

by skiboy (Sexton)
on Dec 12, 2003 at 02:07 UTC ( #314204=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Setting up Perl/CGI with Windows

This is a fantasic article!! Thank you so much. My Boss turned me on to this site and I've been coding Perl for like a year in mostly Windows and simple stuff. I just started to attempt to do CGI but had problems and need to practice at home on a server that has cgi. I was able to download the Windows Apache Server and install it on my box at home with your directions. Of couse I had typo errors and I didn't catch them but your directions to the error.log solved that problem. Now I'm off to your site for the "online Web programming course". Once again Thanks! ;-)


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Re: Re: Setting up Perl/CGI with Windows
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 12, 2003 at 17:03 UTC

    You are very welcome. I'm glad that people still find it useful after three years.

    Welcome to Perlmonks!

    Cheers,
    Ovid

    New address of my CGI Course.

      Hi I just installed perl on win 2003 server, with IIS6. Do I need to install Apache too?
      Secondly, when I run the test.cgi file, it gives me this error:
      CGI Error The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete s +et of HTTP headers.
      Can you help me? Thanks
      Dzigner http://www.des-us.com http://freehost14.websamba.com/netdzigns

        This thread is so terribly old that I would suggest going to Seekers of Perl Wisdom and asking your question there as you're more likely to get useful replies.

        As for your question, no, you don't need to install Apache if you have IIS6 (whether or not one would prefer Apache is a separate question.) As for your error message, I can't say what's wrong. It seems like you're probably just printing the body of your document without printing any headers, but it's tough to say without seeing the code (or knowing your IIS configuration.) You can read my CGI course (link below) for more information or just just post to Seekers and see if someone there can help you. I've actually not used Windows for a couple of years so I'm hard-pressed to help :)

        Cheers,
        Ovid

        New address of my CGI Course.

      I have no words to praise a piece of article which i found very useful for starting up on PERL or CGI. Thank you very much. Ramesh Babu.

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