[Chugalug] OT maybe, python and apache

Garrett Gaston garrett85 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 13 16:51:28 UTC 2012

Dan, on the script you just sent me back:

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/danlyke/websites/flutterby.net/cgi-bin/
	<Directory "/home/danlyke/websites/flutterby.net/cgi-bin">
		AllowOverride None
		Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
		Order allow,deny
		Allow from all
What file did you find this in? Looking through my /etc/apache2 directory I found several files with ScriptAlias, <Directory ..., and ExecCGI.
I ended up making copies (file.orig) of every file that contained ExecCGI & <Directory...> and editing the original by adding /home/var/www to 
the <Directory... > field.
I see you have "ScriptAlias /cgi-bin" What exactly is that for? It appears to me to be a directory right under / but then you give another path 
to cgi-bin far below your home directory. One last thing. You'll notice that I have the file name simple1.cgi, are you saying that it should 
by .py? 

> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:33:24 -0800
> From: danlyke at flutterby.com
> To: chugalug at chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT maybe, python and apache
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:21:38 -0600
> Garrett Gaston <garrett85 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I have one copy of the file in /var/www and another
> > in /var/www/cgi-bin. I've also used grep and vi to find and edit
> > every file in /etc/apache2 that contains "ExecCGI' and I've removed
> > that # in front of it hoping to turn on apache's cgi function. Could
> > someone please tell me what I've done wrong here? Thanks.
> Two problems, one of which I know what the answer to is. Let's start
> with the unknown one first: Your Apache isn't running your app as a
> CGI. I do something like:
> 	ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/danlyke/websites/flutterby.net/cgi-bin/
> 	<Directory "/home/danlyke/websites/flutterby.net/cgi-bin">
> 		AllowOverride None
> 		Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
> 		Order allow,deny
> 		Allow from all
> 	</Directory>
> To make http://localhost/cgi-bin/test.py run
> from /home/danlyke/websites/flutterby.net/cgi-bin/
> The second is easy:
> > #!/usr/bin/python3
> > print('Content-type: text/plain')
> You need a blank line between the headers and the content, so add a
> line here that says:
> print('')
> > # prints an empty line, to end the headers
> > print('Testing Python CGI')
> Dan
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