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Can't config using windows xp, apache and activeperl

I'm new at all of this and I am following the instructions on FoswikiOnWindowsApacheAndActivePerl to install FosWiki. First, I ran into an error when starting Apache that said "Invalid command 'RewriteEngine'..." I uncommented the line "LoadModule setenvif_module modules/" in httpd.conf and now Apache seems to start.

Now, when I try to go to http://localhost/foswiki/bin/configure, I get the following in my browser:
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.<br />More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

I get the following in the apache error log:

[Thu Jul 02 18:24:09 2009] [error] [client] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified. : couldn't create child process: 720003: configure
[Thu Jul 02 18:24:09 2009] [error] [client] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified. : couldn't spawn child process: C:/www/foswiki/bin/configure

As I said, I'm new at this an I would appreciate any help. If you need any more information about my configuration, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

-- IlyaBarshai - 03 Jul 2009

Your shebang seems to be incorrect. All perl scripts ( foswiki\bin\) start with a shebang on the first line. This sets the interpreter for which the following code is meant for. Foswiki is shipped with a standard shebang for perl in the *nix-world: #!/usr/bin/perl. This path does not exist on a wind*ws machine. Please correct all shebangs to something like:

-- OliverKrueger - 03 Jul 2009

I looked around for documentation about the shebang required for Windows XP. The ActivePerl site had an FAQ that showed the shebang for the Win XP environment as:
So I changed the foswiki\bin\configure file's shebang to that and it seems to be working. Thanks Oliver.

-- IlyaBarshai - 09 Jul 2009

This assumes, that perl.exe is in your PATH environment variable.

-- OliverKrueger - 09 Jul 2009

(Discussion refactored. See revision 11 for the full thread.)

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Subject Installation of Foswiki
Version Foswiki 1.0.6
Status Answered
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
foswiki.confconf foswiki.conf manage 5 K 08 Jul 2009 - 14:19 IlyaBarshai foswiki.conf
httpd.confconf httpd.conf manage 17 K 05 Jul 2009 - 17:53 IlyaBarshai apache httpd.conf
Topic revision: r12 - 09 Jul 2009, OliverKrueger - This page was cached on 03 Jun 2020 - 21:40.

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