[CentOS] Re: OT: C++ Newbie "Hello World" problem SOLVED

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Wed Oct 8 07:03:40 UTC 2008


 > Lanny Marcus wrote:
> I began with Assembly Language, Machine Language and Fortran.

This sounds like me (except for the Fortran bit). I even think that 
COBOL is new fangled stuff. This "senior citizen" doesn't mind being 
called a newbie.

I have made some progress but am still frustrated.

I took the suggestions made here. I put the CGI stuff in 
var/www/cgi-bin/. I double checked my permissions and http.conf file but 
....

I can run CGI routines mostly OK but I cannot set a cookie. I am using 
one of the simple set cookie routines from the net. It does everything 
but actually write the cookie. Other sites are storing cookies so I know 
the browsers (IE and FF) accept them. I can run routines that print all 
the ENV variables OK. I can use the random number function to set the 
cookie value OK. Just no cookie.

The only error in the error log file comes from mod_mime_magic and seems 
to be there even for routines that just read cookies.

I have other things not working such as installing the commerce cgi 
shopping cart using the automatic install program they provide. I get 
the first page OK but when I click on continue it just refreshes the 
page. It should POST a form with a name that is tested for with an IF. 
The new name should cause a jump to a subroutine that loads a new page. 
The name is blank so the IF falls through and reloads the same page. The 
browser knows that form data has been sent because a page refresh warns 
me that the form data is stale and must be resent.

Where do I go next?



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