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Perl beginner - I need help please

by JennyW (Initiate)
on May 16, 2001 at 21:17 UTC ( #80962=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to infinite series

Hiiee! How do you post seperate questions in this forum? Any how, here's my question... I’m a VERY new beginner. I have Perl and Apache on my computer. I want to start testing CGI scripts for my website, but I don’t know where to go from here. In order to get Apache to run a CGI script I was told to add ExecCGI to the “Options” line in the httpd.conf file. I added it, then I made a script called, simple.cgi. I tested the script in IE at the address, but I got the “Connection Refused” window. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Thanks for your time, Jenny

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Re: Perl beginner - I need help please
by coreolyn (Parson) on May 16, 2001 at 21:35 UTC

    Your question is actually more Apache than Perl, but I've got a second at the moment. The probabilities are:

    • You haven't restarted your apache.
    • Your file permisions (you didn't specify your OS).
    • You haven't got your permissions right in your apache .conf file for that location.

    Your apache error log holds the keys to your particular problem

    In actuality this site would be best for getting your questions answered after you've got your simple.cgi script working. The apache mailing list would probably be of better help at this point.


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