lighttpd/moinmoin/fastcgi: child exited with status 127

Rainer Schwarze rsc at
Thu Aug 11 08:00:21 UTC 2011

On 8/11/2011 3:31 AM, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 23:27:25 +0200, Rainer Schwarze wrote:
>> I want to run a moinmoin wiki in a jail via lighttpd. When I start the
>> jail, lighttpd logs an error and stops. When I run it manually, it
>> starts without problems and I can access the wiki in the browser.
>> It looks like there are certain differences between starting when the
>> jail starts and starting manually. Which of those would influence this
>> issue? Can you give me any hints where I should start looking? (I asked
>> google but didn't get useful results.)
> What is the output of the following command, inside the jail, as the
> user that runs lighttpd?
>  % php-cgi -v

srvks# php-cgi -v
php-cgi: Command not found.

:-) php is not needed there (at least I hope so).

>> 2011-08-10 20:54:54: (mod_fastcgi.c.1108) child exited with status 127
>> /usr/local/www/wiki/admadic/moin.fcgi
> Without more information, my WAG is that certain files (libraries,
> perhaps) used by fcgi cannot be found by lighttpd from inside the jail.

The confusing part is, I can start it in the jail manually with

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/lighttpd start

So all the required things should be there.

Are there any debug flags which I could activate to get more output from
lighttpd? I probably don't need those which log requests etc. There
don't seem to be any as command line parameter?

best regards,
Rainer SCHWARZE (Mr.)

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