I have a perl form email script on the servers cgi-bin directory ( /usr/lib/cgi-bin ).
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin"> AllowOverride None Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch AddHandler cgi-script cgi pl Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
The issue is with paths.
html calls script here:
<form name="Request" method="post" action="http://server-test.local/cgi-bin/formprocessorpro.pl" onsubmit="return checkWholeForm49874(this)">
The directory with the templates and configs is passed here:
<input type="hidden" name="base_path" value="../contact" />
The path to this form is:
No matter what variation I try for the base_path I get an error from the formprocessor script that it can't find the directory:
An error occurred when opening the Form Configuration File (../contact/form.cfg): No such file or directory.
I need to move this script from an old server, configured by a previous sysadmin, to a new server.
Since cgi-bin is automatically linked to /usr/lib/cgi-bin and linked such that the script resides:
I would imagine that, given that the templates are in the webroot in a directory called contact, the correct path would be:
Any ideas? It's been awhile since I've messed with CGI.
* UPDATE * It works if I put the templates in or in the vicinity of the actual cgi-bin directory. Debian symlinks cgi-bin to /usr/lib/cgi-bin and apparently the form mail script wasn't informed of this. If this solution suits you, silence is welcome, otherwise, flame me and suggest a different strategy. Thanks!
* UPDATE pt. 2 * The path passed works if /var/www/. Shouldn't CGI scripts be able to follow links in apache's conf files?