[FWTools] FWtools on Linux FC4

Jeremy Sears sears.jeremy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 19:03:40 EDT 2006

Hi All,
 Im having troubles with permissions while trying to run mapserver on my 
system.I've posted the error log below. Im assuming that I should open 
access to the file "fwtools_env.sh". Im wondering if permission can be 
granted to everyone or just to apache? Are there any security issues 
raised by granting access to all?

[Wed Apr 05 18:54:37 2006] [error] [client] 
/var/www/cgi-bin/mapserv: line 7: 
/root/mapserver/FWTools-1.0.0b2/fwtools_env.sh: Permission denied

[Wed Apr 05 18:54:37 2006] [error] [client] Premature end 
of script headers: mapserv

Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Jeremy Sears wrote:
>> Hi Frank,
>> Thanks for the response. I've copied those files into my cgi-bin 
>> directory. I understand that when I point my browser to:
>> http:\\myserver\cgi-bin\mapserv?
>> I should get a little line indicating that the mapserver is running, 
>> but not querys to decode..... Im getting a '500 internal server error'..
>> My apache log file indicates:     " Premature end of script headers: 
>> mapserv "
>> Can you suggest what the issue may be? I should point out that I have 
>> a few vhosts configured. Will this affect mapserv functioning? Is 
>> there anything I should be doing to configure mapserv to work with 
>> the virtual hosts? Or will apache 'know' to look in the cgi-bin dir 
>> for mapserv?
> Jeremy,
> I don't know much about your setup but it sounds like the script is
> being found.   However, I have no idea why it is failing.
> Best regards,

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