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runs from command line, not from browser

From: Jody Cleveland <Cleveland(at)>
Date: Fri Nov 29 2002 - 19:33:33 GMT

Well, I finally got a production Linux server! Anyway, I've got swish-e
2.2.2 setup on redhat 8. I got it installed fine, it indexed my site fine,
and I can run swish.cgi from a command prompt and it all runs great. The
problem comes in when I try to run it from a web browser.

Here's the error I get in the browser:
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable
to complete your request.

I check the error log and it says this:
[error] [client] Premature end of script headers: swish.cgi

Now, to warn you, I have only been using linux and apache for about two
months. The best I can figure, is that I have the ScriptAlias setting wrong
in Apache. I have this:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/wals/"

So, in my browser I type in:

Any ideas?

-Jody Cleveland

Winnefox Library System
Computer Support Specialist
Received on Fri Nov 29 19:33:50 2002