Re: Path to perl?

by Michael Jon Muehlendorf <haoka(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 15 Mar 2002 10:45:19 -0600
 To:  "cbirds(at)" <cbirds(at)>,
"HWG" <hwg-techniques(at)>
  todo: View Thread, Original
Hello Jane!

If you have telnet access to your web server, just go the the telnet
prompt, and type: "which perl" (without the quotation marks, of course).
You should get a response something like "usr/bin/perl". Then, go back into
your UBB script and enter this path into the very first line. There is
probably one already there, so just replace whatever path statement is on
the first line of the script with what you received when you queried the
server: e.g.

replace:	 "#!usr/local/bin/perl"
with	  "#!usr/bin/perl"

Remember that this must go on the first line of the script, with no leading
or trailing spaces, and it must be followed by a blank line in the script.



At 10:52 AM 3/15/02 -0500, cbirds(at) wrote:
>Hi folks, 
>I'm sure some of you have done this before. What do I put for "path to 
>perl" in the top of my Ultimate Bulletin Board cgi script? I am playing 
>with this demo in anticipation of putting up real ones for use as sign up 
>sheets for  certain organizations.
>I pretty much have all the files in the right place in the cgi-bin folder 
>but that path to perl thing.....I had no idea if that should be changed 
>and to what.
>Then, there was a  Members folder that went into the cgi-bin, and another 
>folder called UBB that you were to create and put another file into.. 
>(Can't remember which at this point) Sometimes the directions are not 
>clear about what directory things go in, but the final URL should look 
>something like this example:
>Of course, right now even tho permissions have been set liberally, I get 
>server misconfig error..
>Any help?

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