Wiki on FreeBSD

Eric Crist ecrist at
Sat Oct 9 18:45:59 PDT 2004

On Oct 9, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Alan Curtis wrote:

> In a previous post under a phpwiki subject thread, I claimed to have 
> successfully installed phpwiki. I lied. Although I did install it and 
> can edit pages from my laptop, I cannot edit pages from any other 
> machine, including the server I installed it on; I am asked to login 
> with a username and password. This may have something to do with the 
> note the Richard Lynch wrote, but as I am not literate in php, I don't 
> know where to begin to solve this problem. I started down this route 
> as I was successful in installing phpwiki on my Mac OS X laptop.
> So I gave up on phpwiki and tried kwiki instead. It was advertized as 
> 'easy to install'. Indeed it was. I installed it but cannot get it to 
> work. I can access the .cgi pages but they give me the text and do not 
> run the program. The instructions must assume some step that I have 
> not taken.
> I am looking for an easy to install wiki that an 
> apache/perl/php/whatever novice like me can install without getting a 
> migrane. Any suggestions?
> Alan

My best guess is that you failed to set the ExecCGI option for the 
directory in apache.  If you don't do that, the server presents the 
file as text.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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