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CGI Script

Knowledge Base Lobby : uShop Support Conference : CGI Script Related Problems
Mar-23-18 05:03 AM EST
Original Message
CGI Script
Author Mark R. Robertson on 04-16-2003 at 14:56 (EST)
I have spent the past 4 days trying everything to get the Perl script to execute on UNIX Server hosted by EarthLink. I was successful in getting the to run but not the We have double checked to paths, permissions, etc., but to no avail. I even had a programmer spend a couple of hours reviewing the code and he can't figure out what is wrong. I believe that I have it configured correctly:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl (verified with EarthLink)

# uShop Online Shopping System
# Copyright (c) 1997 - 2002, Microburst Technologies, Inc.
# All rights reserved.
$version = "3.50";
# See the uShop User's Guide for assistance installing and using uShop.
# Also, visit our website at

# Start Of Configuration Questions

# 1. What is the path to Perl?
# This value is specified on the very first line of this file.


# 2. What is your uShop License Number?

$license_number = "XXXXXXXXXX";

# 3. What is the URL of your website?
$store_url = "";

# 4. What is the secure URL of this script?

$secure_script_url = "";

# 5. What is the full or relative path to your data directory?
$data_directory = "./cgi/data/";

# 6. What is the name of the settings file?
$settings_file = $data_directory . "ushop-settings.txt"; # DO NOT MODIFY

# 7. What email method do you want to use? (SENDMAIL, BLAT or SOCKETS)
$email_method = "SENDMAIL"; # This must be set to "BLAT" or "SOCKETS" for NT servers.

# 8. If using SENDMAIL in question #7 above, what is the path to sendmail?
$sendmail_path = "/usr/lib/sendmail";

# 9. If using BLAT in question #7 above, what is the path to Blat?
#$blat_path = "C:/Blat/blat.exe";

# 10. If using SOCKETS in question #7 above, what is the IP address (or name) of you mail server?
#$smtp_address = "";

# 11. What is the name of the uShop language file?
require ""; # DO NOT MODIFY

# 12. What is the name of the uShop library file?
require ""; # DO NOT MODIFY

# 13. What password would you like to use to login?
$login_password = "xxxxxxxx";

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Robertson
i2 Marketing

Table Of Contents
  CGI Script Mark R. Robertson, 2003-04-16 15:01:04 (1)
            CGI Script Microburst Support Team, 2003-04-16 20:09:09 (2)

Messages In This Discussion
         1. CGI Script
        Author Mark R. Robertson on 04-16-2003 at 15:01 (EST)
Sorry, the error message I receive is;

500 Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
                 2. CGI Script
                Author Microburst Support Team on 04-16-2003 at 20:09 (EST)
Go ahead and email your script to us at If you can, include your FTP info (user and password) so that we can help you faster.

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