lighttpd/moinmoin/fastcgi: child exited with status 127

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Thu Aug 11 17:38:33 UTC 2011

On Aug 11, 2011, at 3:40 AM, Rainer Schwarze <rsc at> wrote:

> 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)

Woops that's how I'm setup and made the rushed assumption about you. :)

>>> 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?

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