php on vergil not working?
gdstark at atnet.net
Mon Dec 16 10:08:42 PST 2002
Iv been loosely reading this thread for a bit.. I wrote a crude howto
several years ago.. I dont know how current it is, but it may or may
not help.. It currently lives at
I was under the impression that UW was going to provide a working PHP
binary on UA machines eventually. Not sure if that ever happened...
gdstark at mac.com
On Monday, December 16, 2002, at 09:49 AM, Kolbe Kegel wrote:
> yeah the test page i made definitely wasn't executable! something is
> amiss in your setup, i'm guessing. i was going to suggest that perhaps
> your file wasn't world readable at first, but this apparently doesn't
> make any difference on the dante web server becuase their httpd runs
> requests as the user to whom the served files belong. pretty clever.
> so anyway.... yeah i don't know what's up, but you oughtn't need to
> make your file executable, and i guess to keep you encouraged, it
> worked for me with permissions of 600.
> maybe soemthing is wrong with your php syntax? try a really simple
> file like this:
> <html><body><? php echo "TEST"; ?></body></html>
> and place it in your public_html directory.
> Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Monday 16 December 2002 08:12, Adam Monsen uttered:
>>> ...and chmod it to 0755. After I changed the permissions thusly, the
>>> script magically started working. I'm suggesting to C&C that they put
>>> this in a FAQ.
>> Hrm, a webserver that requires .php files to be 755 before they will
>> operate correctly is a broken webserver. PHP is just a parsable
>> document. It does not get executed like .cgi (perl), it is parsed,
>> much like html. In fact, you mix html with php. If your web server
>> requires 755 permissions, then something is broken, and it should be
>> brought to the webadmin's attention. _NOTHING_ should have
>> executable bits set in the public web directory. Thats what cgi-bins
>> were made for, so that users can't get a listing or access them in
>> indirect fashions.
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