I've knowledge about establishing multiple Perl program with mac before, but arrived at an unusual situation today.
I remove among my existing Perl folder and download it from GitHub, after i attempt to run again, it shows this error: [a mistake happened while processing this directive].
So, things i do in order to debug is:
1) I create test.shtml (some problem exhibiting the arrow register here)
2) I create test.pl
#!/usr/bin/perl print "content-type: text/html \n\n"; print "test";
3) I produce a new htaccess
AddType text/html .shtml AddHandler server-parsed .shtml
4) I set the exam.pl permission to 777
5) I examined with http://app.local/test.shtml -> emerge error [a mistake happened while processing this directive].
6) Basically by hand run from console, it's working fine.
Here's my apache config too.
<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/Users/lion/htdocs/app" ServerName app.local ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/Users/lion/htdocs/app/cgi-bin/" </VirtualHost>
My apache error log show this:
[Wed Nov 09 16:45:25 2011] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] invalid CGI ref "/Users/lion/htdocs/app/cgi-bin/test.pl" in /Users/lion/htdocs/app/test.shtml
Unsure things i skipped out, my other Perl program is running all right. Exhaust ideas what make the problem.
exec cgi expects a URL-path, not really a file system path being an argument.
Well, after investing sometime for debugging, discovered the reason is really a .htaccess with authentication in cgi-bin, it blocks the redirection.