[Techtalk] Apache: Seems simple???: The Answer

Michelle Murrain tech at murrain.net
Mon Apr 14 23:41:13 EST 2003

At 9:56 PM -0400 4/14/03, Michelle Murrain wrote:
>At 7:51 PM -0500 4/14/03, Kathryn Hogg wrote:
>>What does your error log say?
>>You might want to check your config to see what you have cgi permissions
>>enabled for. Perhaps the Location /cgi-bin/* is allowed cgi priviliges but
>>/cgi-bin isn't?
>OK - this is odd. In the error log (why didn't I think to look 
>there, I look there everyday?) it says:
>  "attempt to invoke directory as script" . I did a search of the 
>apache docs, with no more info - it doesn't say when this kind of 
>thing happens.
>I'm stumped.

After a bit of deep googling, I found the answer, for those of you 
that might be interested. It's in this bug report of 2 years ago:


Basically, for the directory I want to execute index.cgi, I need to 
use 'Alias' instead of 'ScriptAlias'. Sigh.

I hope they've fixed this in 2.0

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