CGIHTTPServer, popen3, and windoze

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at
Sun Sep 11 21:32:36 CEST 2005

Hello all,

I may well post this a  a bug on Monday (after testing with Python 2.3)
- but I thought I'd post here to see if anyone has any ideas.

The basic problem is that under Python 2.4 (and windoze XP SP2)
CGIHTTPServer isn't passing the CGI environment variables to scripts it

I've checked that the environment variables all exist in os.environ
before the subprocess is launched using popen3.

I've *also* checked that when I launch a test subprocess using popen3
myself, environment variables *are* passed on - so I'm a bit

I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this behavior ?

All the best,


P.S. I've also patched CGIHTTPServer so that it can handle paths wih
spaces and CGIs in subdirectories of the 'cgi-bin' folder. I'll
*suggest* these changes to the maintainers -  but my tests were on the
original version.

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