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I have installed ubunutu witha apache on my pc and everything works great except: I don't know how to enable perl, everything I have tried either gave me a server error or gave me a 403 for the perl scripts.

Please tell me how to enable Perl. Thanks!

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Are you talking about mod_perl or CGI scripts? Please add some details, what you tried, exact error message, config etc. – C. Ramseyer Jul 25 '12 at 0:14
Im not sure what CGI is, but I want to be able to run perl scripts on .pl files, I am receiving the following error [24/Jul/2012:20:24:51 -0400] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 403 410 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_4) AppleWebKit/536.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Safari/536.19" and I used: <Directory /var/www/> Options +ExecCGI AddHandler cgi-script .pl </Directory> in my apache.conf file I am not sure whats wrong, please help me out, I have no other details. – rgbc Jul 25 '12 at 0:26
@rgbc: It will be better and more readable to include your last comment in your question. – Khaled Jul 25 '12 at 7:03

does your script have #!/usr/bin/perl as its first line?

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