Apache2* and mod_perl2

Foo JH jhfoo-ml at extracktor.com
Mon Oct 2 21:53:43 PDT 2006

I've been using FreeBSD + Apache 2.0 + mod_perl 2 for the longest time. 
It's been pretty stable to date. What exactly are the problems you 

Paul Schmehl wrote:
> Last night I spend several hours trying to get a website working with 
> apache22 and then apache20 and mod_perl2.  I never succeeded.
> This website works fine with apache1.3.* and mod_perl.  We run the UBB 
> bulletin board, which is written in perl.  All the executable files 
> are named *.cgi.
> I googled and read document after document, waded through the apache 
> mod_perl site until my eyes were crossed, all to no avail.  In 
> apache20, after configuring httpd.conf in what I thought was the right 
> way, I got a Forbidden error.  Obviously, I checked perms (even made 
> the 777 briefly), but no go.  In apache22, all I ever got was the 
> plain text of the program file.
> Does anyone know of a website that can unlock the mystery of mod_perl2 
> on apache2?  I figure sooner or later I'm going to have to move to 
> apache2, but I sure can't do that until I figure out how to get it 
> working.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
> Adjunct Information Security Officer
> The University of Texas at Dallas
> http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/

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