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https script error v 2.1

Knowledge Base Lobby : uShop Support Conference : CGI Script Related Problems
Oct-21-17 06:53 PM EST
Original Message
https script error v 2.1
Author falconhob on 03-04-2003 at 13:33 (EST)
Just transferred over to a new ISP. Bought an SSL certificate.
The system works fine when everything is on the public server, but transactions aren't secure.
When I move the ushop_cgiscript.pl to my secure server, it does not run properly. I get the copyright page, but

Content-type: text/html

appears at the top of the page, and it won't pick up the order.template etc properly.

Any ideas?
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  https script error v 2.1 Microburst Support Team, 2003-03-05 07:10:58 (1)
            no go falconhob, 2003-03-05 20:53:49 (2)
                 RE: no go Bill Weiner, 2003-03-06 08:07:35 (3)

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         1. https script error v 2.1
        Author Microburst Support Team on 03-05-2003 at 07:10 (EST)
Things to check:

- make sure you transferred the script to your secure server in ASCII mode
- if you used FrontPage to upload the script, make sure there are no FrontPage extensions added at the beginning of the script (this is often the case)
- try running a simple test cgi script on your secure server to make sure your path to perl is correct. Take a look at this link for instructions: http://www.uburst.com/uShop/testscript.html

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                 2. no go
                Author falconhob on 03-05-2003 at 20:53 (EST)
OK, I made sure the scripts were transferred ascii, and chmod 755. As before, the scripts run, but the "Content-type: text/html" line still appears at the top of the page. No front page involved, strictly text editor.

check it out at

https://www.bollyprops.com/cgi-bin/cgitest.pl

Next ideas? Server is Apache SSL running linux if that helps.
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                         3. RE: no go
                        Author Bill Weiner on 03-06-2003 at 08:07 (EST)
It appears your secure server is outputting the extra "Content-type: text/html" text instead of allowing the CGI script to do so. That is NOT the way it should work.

I would suggest contacting your web hosting provider, showing him the simple test script that you installed at:

https://www.bollyprops.com/cgi-bin/cgitest.pl

And they should be able to resolve the problem.

(And no, the answer is not to remove the statement:

print "Content-type: text/htmlnn";

... from the CGI script. There should be a configuration setting on the server on whether the server outputs such tags or not.)
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