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Original Message
"Internal Server Error!"

Posted by MikeR. [m.rosberg@telesat.ca] on at 04:31 PM

I am trying to access uReserve.pl which is installed on a Linux box running RedHat (I've tried it on 2 seperate systems, one running RedHat7.1 and the other RedHat6.1). I am using Apache-1.x for the webserver. When ever I try to access the script I receive the following error in my browser:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, root@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

In the Apache error log I find entries like the following:

[Fri Jun 29 17:09:06 2001] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers:/home/httpd/cgi-bin/ureserve.cgi

I get these same errors with both the uReserve.pl script and the testcgi.pl script. I use PERL regularly on this system and have no problem running other CGI script on it as well. The scripts are also perfectly intact....so it's not a matter of data corruption.

Any insight as to what is going wrong and how I might correct it would be greatly appreciated.



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"RE: Internal Server Error!"
Posted by Bill Weiner on at 09:49 PM
There is definitely something wrong with the way the scripts are being installed on the server.

99% of the time, server errors with the scripts are caused by one of the three items listed in section 2 on the troubleshooting page:


So triple-check those items.

If that still doesn't resolve the problem, then some servers require that you run a dos2unix utility on the script. See if your server has that utility, and if so, try running it on the script.