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[REBOL]Cgi Script file access problem

 [1/6] from: tim:johnsons-web at: 14-Nov-2000 18:32

Hi: Am new to linux and apache. I am running the following script on through apache: ;==== #!/usr/bin/rebol -cs REBOL[] print "Content-Type: text/html^/^/" debug-port: open/new/write make file! "test.txt" close debug-port running this from rebol command line as do %testcgi.r performs without error message. Running this as a cgi script ie. http://localhost/cgi-bin/testcgi.r returns the following error message from rebol: ** Access Error: Cannot open /home/httpd/cgi-bin/test.txt. ** Where: debug-port: open/new/write make file! "test.txt" subsitituting write %test.txt "line one" returns the following error message from rebol: ** Access Error: Cannot open /home/httpd/cgi-bin/test.txt. ** Where: write %test.txt "line one" I'm guessing I need to do something with the apache configuration. Does anyone know what needs to be done? TIA -Tim

 [2/6] from: cribbsj::oakwood::org at: 15-Nov-2000 8:27

Hi, Tim. I'm no Linux or Apache expert myself, but I would guess that it is a permissions problem. Apache is executing your cgi script with the permissions of user "nobody". I bet the directory /home/httpd/cgi-bin does not allow write permissions for anyone but user "httpd". Therefore, when your script attempts to create a file in this directory, it is getting a permissions error. Just a guess. Jamey. On Tuesday 14 November 2000 22:32, you wrote:

 [3/6] from: tim:johnsons-web at: 15-Nov-2000 7:28

Thanks Jamey, I think you are correct... Now to see how to change that. :) regards -Tim Jamey Cribbs wrote:

 [4/6] from: rebol::svendx::dk at: 15-Nov-2000 18:10

Re: gi Script file access problem

Hello Tim, As Jamey Cribbs pointed out, it's probably a permissions problem. The safest thing would probably be to create a new directory (ie. /home/httpd/public-write) and and read-/write-enable it for 'others'. (It would probably be a bad idea to write-enable your cgi-bin directory...) something like (in a shell): mkdir /home/httpd/public-write chmod o+rw /home/httpd/public-write But then again, I'm no unix expert either, so... On 15-Nov-00, you wrote:
> Hi: > Am new to linux and apache.
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> TIA > -Tim
Best regards Thomas Jensen

 [5/6] from: cribbsj:oakwood at: 15-Nov-2000 12:14

Re: [REBOL]Cgi Script file access problem

Well, I can think of a couple of suggestions: 1). Change the permissions on your /home/httpd/cgi-bin directory to allow write access to all users. However, I would strongly recommend AGAINST this unless this web server is on an intranet that you know is completely secure and you trust all of the people who could access it. The reason is that you are giving anyone the ability to write, delete, change files in that directory. Again, I don't recommend you do this unless you are absolutely sure. But if you do decide to do this, simply login as root and type the following command: chmod o+w /home/httpd/cgi-bin 2). You could change the path in your script to another directory on your linux box that allows write permissions to everybody. That way, you could pick a directory that you don't care if somebody blows it away. That's the only two I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure some of the gurus who patrol this list will have others! Jamey. On Wednesday 15 November 2000 11:28, you wrote:

 [6/6] from: tim:johnsons-web at: 15-Nov-2000 12:41

Hi: Just a note of thanks to Jamey and Thomas: It does look like it is a system issue, not a rebol one. Thanks for the input, I'll get with one of my lugnut friends. (lug = Linux User Group). thank-you much! tj Jamey Cribbs wrote:

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