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CGIWrap encountered an error  

Posted by mparker1113 (mparker1113), 20 February 2007

I had written a couple of days ago that I had a file which i duplicated and then was not able to execute. Apparently the issue ( at least initially ) was permissions.

However, I know have gotten past that, and have made an exact duplicate of an existing file. I get an error which can be seen at the link below. ("CGIWrap encountered an error while attempting to execute this script:").

I attempted the syntactical change that was suggested by default to refer to the perl bin, and that didn't change the problem.

Does anybody have any insight on this?  -- I would appreciate it.


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 21 February 2007
Mike. do you have access to the error log file on your server - I suspect you're getting a "500" error which is basically saying to you "this did not work" - pretty hopeless in trying to find the problem.   Web servers do this to avoid giving away the secrets of scripts running on them when they go wrong as it's amazing what a hacker could do with a bit of inside knowledge. Instead, the proper error message goes to the error file ...

Posted by mparker1113 (mparker1113), 21 February 2007
Thank you very much for giving me an assessment on this. I do not think I have access to the log, but will contact the people who do.

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