[Erlyaws-list] YAWS with PHP on Windows XP problem

Carl McDade <>
Wed Jul 29 06:49:02 CEST 2009


Just to make sure I rolled back from 1.84 to 1.82 and received the same result.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:19 AM, Carl McDade<> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Confirming: I just tried this on Vista,PHP-CGI.exe and got the same
> result, which is a blank page and no error outside of the path error
> in the interactive window.
>
> /Carl
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 3:14 AM, andrew mmc<> wrote:
>> Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious now, but I think the first problem was
>> because the file extension was cgi, it tried to execute the file, which it
>> couldn't do because it is on windows.  When you changed the extension to
>> php, yaws knew to pass through the file as a parameter to the php executable
>> - the correct behaviour.
>>
>> I think the problem is now with php.  PHP has some default behaviour set for
>> security reasons.  e.g. on *nix you have to explicitly compile it with the
>> option to run as cgi.  It also by default will not allow itself to execute
>> anything outside of its docroot, so perhaps the test file isn't in or below
>> the docroot set in php.ini?
>>
>> Otherwise, perhaps some of the other cgi specific options there could have
>> an effect?
>>
>>
>> 2009/7/21 Claes Wikstrom <>
>>>
>>> > Yes, this path exists. And it's correct - YAWS throws an error with
>>> > incorrect path.
>>> >
>>> > ("serwer" it's a Polish pronounceation of server, sorry for that - I've
>>> >  to change it but later ;))
>>> >
>>>
>>> Nice :-)
>>>
>>> > Still, problem is unresolved...
>>>
>>> I'll take a look at it - but not now. As I said before, this just
>>> needs to be debugged. I.e yaws_cgi.erl needs to be debug modified
>>> so that we
>>>
>>> 1. see what get's open_ported() ed
>>> 2. figure out why that doesn't work.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> /klacke
>>>
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