CGI Python problem
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Thu Nov 6 19:52:05 CET 2008
> Here is the permissions, which I think are definitely right now:
> drwxrwxrwx 8 **** **** 4.0K Nov 6 13:34 public_html/
> drwxrwxrwx 2 **** **** 4.0K Nov 6 13:35 cgi-bin/ [inside public_html]
> -rw-r-xr-x 1 **** **** 117 Nov 6 11:39 test_pl.cgi* [inside cgi-bin]
> -rw-r-xr-x 1 **** **** 168 Nov 6 13:35 test_py.cgi* [inside cgi-bin]
Those indeed look kosher
> note both have *.cgi extensions otherwise plain text is shown.
I prefer to use .py (or .pl) for the extensions so my editors
pick up the syntax...In my server's CGI directory, as long as the
+x bits are set, it runs them with the .py extension. However,
that's an aesthetic matter.
> Also I think I should be getting a traceback since I used import
> cgitb; cgitb.enable() I wonder does this suggest the python
> interpreter hasn't be found?
It's certainly something to check...Apache may run in a chroot'ed
environment where Perl may be available, and Python may not (or
it may be someplace else in the chroot environment).
If you've got Perl hacking skills, you might throw together a
simple perl-script that checks to see if /usr/bin/python exists
where you think it is, or walks the directory tree returning the
path of files containing the word "python". My perl skills are
close to non-existent (only having reverse-engineered some
hand-me-down perl code)
> Also I'm not sure how to check if the server is running mod_perl?
I think that's usually (assuming your admin hasn't munged them)
included in the headers returned from the server, or if you've
got PHP installed in the same setup, you can create a simple PHP
page to dump the info (with this one line in it):
which should include a line for the modules loaded in Apache.
Hope this gives you a few more things to check,
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