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From Tim Johnson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] cgi applications are *now* generating errors
Date Sun, 08 Aug 2010 02:57:05 GMT
* Tim Johnson <> [100807 17:10]:
> I'm using apache2 on ubuntu 10.04.
> Some CGI applications on my own desktop are no long working.
> The error message stored in the logfile will be something like this:
> """
> (2)No such file or directory: Could not open password file:
> /usr/local/apache/passwords
> File does not exist: /home/http/error_pages
> """
> This started happening after I enabled mode_rewrite for apache.
> some CGI applications with the same permissions and ownership 
> as those generating errors are working.
> It should also be noted that the ownership and permissions of
> the directories of the files that work are the same as that of
> the directories of the files that *do not* workd.
> Most likely this is the result of the mode_rewrite mods.
> Please advise.
  Upon reflection, the best advice is to not leave .htaccess
  file lying about which could then be activated by the
  AllowOverride directions <blush>
tim at or

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