[FWTools] Problem running mapserv binary from cgi-bin

Roger André randre at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 15:56:05 EDT 2008

Hi Frank,

Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried copying over the mapserv from bin_safe,
restarted apache and gave it a shot.  I get a different error, but still no

[Thu Aug 21 12:48:20 2008] [error] [client]
/var/www/cgi-bin/mapserv: line 7:
/home/randre/local/FWTools-2.0.6/fwtools_env.sh: Permission denied
[Thu Aug 21 12:48:20 2008] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: mapserv

I've set the perms to 777 for fwtools_env.sh, but it still doesn't work.  I
wonder if this could be happening because of the install under my home dir?

Oh, and yes, I've been restarting Apache after each change to httpd.conf.


On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>wrote:

> Roger André wrote:
>> Hi fellow-Frank-followers,
>  Below are the settings I have in my httpd.conf for cgi-bin:
>> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
>> <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
>>    AllowOverride ALL
>>    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI Includes
>>    Order allow,deny
>>    Allow from all
>> </Directory>
>> AddHandler cgi-script .cgi               # probably isn't needed
>> In addition, I've tested that a script named "test.py" which is located
>> directly in the cgi-bin dir can run properly.  Have you got any suggestions
>> I could try?  Below is the error that is reported in the error log:
>> Symbolic link not allowed: /var/www/cgi-bin/mapserv
> Roger,
> You are sure you restarted apache after making the change right?  I'd
> think it would work.
> However, the other thing you can do is just copy the mapserv from the
> FWTools/bin_safe directory to your cgi-bin directory.  The bin_safe/mapserv
> is just a small script with hard coded paths and it should work from
> anywhere.
> Best regards,
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