[php-maint] Re: php5-cgi problem

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Thu May 10 13:39:43 UTC 2007

hi nir,

first of all, please send questions like this to the address listed in
the Maintainer: field of the php packages, as this will give you a
larger audience for your troubles (i've cc'd this address, please send
followups there)

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 17:32 +0300, Nir Aides wrote:
> Hello Sean,
> I installed php5-cgi on Feisty/apache2 and I am having trouble getting
> cgi php scripts to work.

secondly, this is on feisty so my ability to help you is somewhat
limited to the fact that i maintain the debian packages, but they're
probably close enough that what helps you will work in both distros.

> I have a trivial script called phpinfo.php in /usr/lib/cgi-bin with
> execution permissions:
> <?php phpinfo(); ?> 

my first thought: does anything change by putting a #!/usr/bin/php5-cgi
shebang at the top of the file?  this could be wrong advice--i'm not
very familiar with running cgi based php.

> However I am getting the following error in my log file:
> [Wed May 09 17:23:51 2007] [error] [client] (8)Exec format
> error: exec of '/usr/lib/cgi-bin/phpinfo.php' failed
> [Wed May 09 17:23:51 2007] [error] [client] Premature end of
> script headers: phpinfo.php
> If I enter the cgi-bin folder and run './php5 phpinfo()' it runs fine.

what about "php5-cgi phpinfo.php" ?  they're two seperate cmdline
programs so they might behave differently.

othewrise, you should try disabling any installed extensions and see if
that helps.  otherwise, i'm not sure :)

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