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any CGI people out there.

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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 09:40 AM
Hi all,
hopefuly someone can respond and help.

I have a new server, i am setting up a script on, and kept getting a server 500 error.

So i put up a simple script, which should run with no problem, and yet... nothing..
same server 500 error...

anyone have any ideas of what the heck i'm missing? I tryed the help desk at the server.. yea that was amm no help... my last responce i got back was.
Unfortunately, we may not be able to help with Your scripting problems. You may want to contact professionals like

We look forward to being of service.

Very Truly Yours,
Helpdesk Staff

which would be ok, but beings i cant get anything at all to run, i'm not sure its the script.

My script is located at:

the whole script is


print "Content-type: text/plain\n\nHet werkt!\n";

thats it, by rights it should print the words to the screen... but i get server 500.

Its uploaded as bianry, permission is set at 755 the hcacess is renamed in case its causing a problem... and yet nothing... the path is correct for perl, i am at a total loss... and obviously my server is not going to be of much help..

reaching for ideas, hoping someone sees something i am missing...
thanks in advance.

posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:32 AM
I was mislead by the thread title. I thought you were referring to CGI as in a graphic problem.

You're looking for an Apache server administrator or a Pearl programmer. (you obviously know that)

Meanwhile, maybe this will help narrow down your problem. (if you install a Pearl compiler on your own machine, you can take the server out of the equation and maybe figure out where the problem is.)

[edit on 20/10/09 by ConspiracyNut23]


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