Perl (CGI Scripts)

Discussion in 'CGI/Perl/Python' started by bbennett, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. bbennett

    bbennett Active Member


    I got everything working smoothly so far. I’m using litespeed as a replacement to apache on cpanel servers.

    My last issue seems to be getting perl cgi scripts to work. I found the following page and have installed the FCGI. (perl -MCPAN -e 'install FCGI')

    I’m just confused at to where in the web admin console I add the mappings to make this work.
  2. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    You can run perl script either as plain CGI script in suEXEC mode, or run it within the our Perl FCGI container as the user/group of the web server run as, "nobody/nobody".
    To run perl CGI script as plain CGI, just add a server level script handler for "pl", using CGI as the handler.

    To use the perl container, you need to add a FCGI external application similar to the lsphp external application, then use this external application as the handler for "pl"script.
  3. bbennett

    bbennett Active Member

    I add these under >server then under the >external app or >script handler sub sections?
  4. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    under server->external app for the FCGI Application, then server->script handler section for the script handler of "pl".
  5. bbennett

    bbennett Active Member

    Great, that clears it up for me, just wasnt sure which section to add it.
  6. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    A sample perld configuration:
  7. bbennett

    bbennett Active Member

    Much appreciated, will try it to get it working once I fix that other issue.
  8. BarzonCL

    BarzonCL Member

    Can you Explain how to ad this settings to Webmin Console (LSWS)?
    Im having the same issue, can run CGI scripts... :(
  9. Dat

    Dat New Member

    Thanks for your sample! I am new to litespeed

    I have setup a fast cgi mode for my existing perl script. There is no errors but it seems the script is still running in cgi mode, not Fast cgi mode because the %ENV variable is still the same and the $SERVER_ROOT/fcgi-bin/lsperld.fpl does NOT get fired on any request to cgi script via url.

    Please advise!


  10. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    you may miss this step:
  11. Dat

    Dat New Member

    Thanks for your reply. I was able to do that last weekends and it's also working.

    The only problem now is the cgi script in /cgi-bin does not affect. That is they are still running as cgi mode, NOT fastcgi mode. What will I have to do to get these scripts to work as mode fast cgi/

    thanks again!

  12. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    is your vhost native or come from apache's httpd.conf ?
    if from httpd.conf, grep "cgi-bin", see if directives like
    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /web/cgi-bin/
    is there. if it exists, remove or comment out it.
    refer apache document:

    if native vhost, check under vhost->Context tab, if there is any "CGI" type context, if it exists, remove it and try again.
  13. Dat

    Dat New Member

    Thanks NiteWave,

    That helps. The the conf file is from apache and cpanel.

    I will test that to see if it's working.



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