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I installed A2T 1.5.4 in January and am just now starting to learn Perl.

I tried running the 1st program in most tutorials, a simple Print "Hello", but it didn't work. I am in the 2nd or 3rd generation of that program and find that it works in both my domain hosts servers (both running Linux/Apache), but not in A2T. This is the program:



print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "<html><head>";
print "<title>CGI Test</title>";
print "</head>";
print "<body><h1>I just wrote a web page using Perl!</h1>";
print "</body></html>";

This is the error message:


Error message:
couldn't create child process: 720003: 3rdprgm.cgi

I wonder if the Perl portion of A2T is installed right?

Does anyone know what I need to do to get it to work?


I may have found the answer in a 2006 post by Vlad:

your problem is probably not the cgi-bin at all
apace2triad parses .pl files with mod_perl , and .cgi files with mod_cgi
perl scripts that start with a shebang perl path line generally are written for and work better on mod_cgi

so if it is not a problem rename them from pl to cgi , to test if mod_cgi and mod_perl are loaded please use the apache2triadcp test scripts

I found the test.pl and test.cgi in the c:\apache2triad\htdocs\apache2triad\ directory.

In the test.cgi script, the shebang line looked like this:



When I change my shebang line to this one, it worked fine!



NOTE I made the same change to the file with a .pl extension and it didn't work. It seems it does matter that the extension is .cgi
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