[Mailman-Users] internal server error not covered in readme

Mike Kennedy mkennedy at cs.ucr.edu
Fri Jan 8 00:25:23 CET 1999

> here is the problem I get.
> when going to http://servername.com/lists/admin/testing
> I get the following error...
> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. 
> Please contact the server administrator, webmaster at servername.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. 
> Premature end of script headers: /home/mailman/cgi-bin/admin

This means that probably mailman was expecting a certain web server GID
but it got another one. Look at your logs and see if it wrote an error. If
its like mine I didn't have any mailman stuff being written to logs so 
check your syslog.conf to make sure its send mailman logs.

> also..
> when running perl ./admin from the /home/mailman/cgi-bin directory.. I get the following...
> 4:44pm root at servername [/home/mailman/cgi-bin]# perl ./admin
> Unrecognized character \177 at ./admin line 1.

all the cgi scripts are binaries. You can't run perl on them.

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