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 Separating style sheets and cgi-bin (also permissions)

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Posts: 40
Posted: 06/15/2004, 11:21 PM

I am evaluating CodeCharge Studio, and am quite impressed so far.

I've run into a problem I can't figure out. I'm generating a perl application. When I publish it, it goes under /cgi-bin/ (Running Apache on Linux). I was quite surprised that CCS didn't set the executable permissions on the .cgi files, but I fixed that. Did I miss a setting for this? Surely everyone else is having the same problem.

The thing I can't figure out is the style sheets. They are pubilshed under /cgi-bin/Themes/... They cannot be served from this location. Apache attempts to execute them, which of course is not what we want. The result is all the pages are unstyled black-on-white text.

How can I tell CCS to publish the .css files under /html/, not under /cgi-bin/? This seems so obvious, I must be missing something. This will be a deal-killer if there is not a solution.

Thanks in advance,

David Hempy
Director of Broadcast and Education Technology
Kentucky Educational Television
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jeff scott
Posted: 06/25/2004, 12:42 AM

this really comes down to an apache configuration issue....but i agree, i normally want my cgis and html files in separte directories with sepeate access permissions....

i don't have this paticular problem because i have the Add Handler .cgi directive enabled on the virtual host to allow cgi exec outside the script alias.

you should be able to repoint the $TemplateFileName to ../html or whatever, however, i'm having issues getting this to work correctly.
Alibae Newkirk
Posted: 02/08/2005, 11:50 AM

I love Code Charge Studio. I have used it entirely to create my site and many others. This is the enviroment that Code Charge Studio works best for me. I have Abyss Web Server running with a cgi. alias directory inside of my htdocs folder so that I can both execute it without any permission problems and edit the HTML with dreamweaver using site-wide templates. I recomend using a web-server that fits your needs. Like I tell lil old ladies at my computer store, why would I sell you a top-shelf machine, just for you to email your grand-daughter. Apache is the end-all be-all of servers but if you really dont need all the bells and whistles, use Abyss, or something else. My light-weight Abyss enviroment works very well for developing CCS apps. Also check your root folder permissions, usually docs will adopt the permissions of the parent folder. PS check me out!

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Posted: 02/09/2005, 12:48 AM

As jeff scott said - just re-configure apache - I use the following way for apache 1.3XX:

Alias /sitename/cgi/ /home/www/sitename/cgi/

<Directory "/home/www/sitename/cgi">
Options +ExecCGI
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
AddHandler cgi-script .pl

It ensures that everything is accessible (images, styles, scripts etc...)

Anyway the tech support of Yes Software are well aware about this issue, and I am following the advice they gave me.

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