Monthly Archives: May 2008

Configure Apache to serve PERL pages ( Ubuntu )

I just reinstalled my ubuntu distribution, and have to configure apache to serve perl pages outside of the cgi-bin directory, after a little bit of googling i found the solution.

You have to edit the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and add to it the following lines.

  2. AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
  3. <Files ~ "\.pl$">
  4. Options +ExecCGI
  5. </Files>
  6. <Files ~ "\.cgi$">
  7. Options +ExecCGI
  8. </Files>

Stop apache showing incomplete urls

Apache was showing files even if i didn’t put the extension on the url, that behavior was messing with a mod rewrite rule i was working on. To solve this we just add the line below to the .htaccess file and that’s it apache will stop showing incomplete urls

  1. Options -MultiViews