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Item6087: TSA FastCgi crashes

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Extension FastCGIEngineContrib Urgent Waiting for Feedback TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr, TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit n/a  

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I thought I'd try out fastcgi engie in a real world situation - DreamHost

which means you don't get to use Alias or any of the FastCgiServer directives in the htaccess file - you're supposed to just use a .fcgi ending, and it is supposed to work.

it falls flat with a 500 error, and there's not enough info in any logs I could find to fix or diagnose.

-- TWiki:Main/SvenDowideit - 21 Oct 2008

This one can be hard to solve cause I don't have a DreamHost account to test it on...

FastCGI engine in trunk still needs some updates, due to changes I made to trunk after the merge. But it was supposed at least to work for simple and common situations. Currently it really needs an Alias statement, mapping the bin url dir to twiki_fastcgi script, so the action becomes part of the PATH_INFO. I'll try to set up my apache as described at DreamHost documentation and test it.

Maybe, if mod_actions and mod_mime are available and enabled, something like this could work:

# .htaccess of twiki bin directory
SetHandler twiki-fastcgi
Action twiki-fastcgi /twiki/bin/twiki_fastcgi
<Files "twiki_fastcgi">
   SetHandler fastcgi-script

-- TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr - 22 Oct 2008

i'll set you up an account on DH soon - but in my opinion, the fastcgi support needs to work for the dumbest setup too -

where all you get is

AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI

the lack of logging bothers me quite a bit thou - is there no way you can get some real info logged to debug.txt?

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 22 Oct 2008

Summary TSA FastCgi crashes
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 05 Oct 2008, build 17588
AppliesTo Extension
Component FastCGIEngineContrib
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Waiting for Feedback
WaitingFor TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr, TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit

TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-10-22 - SvenDowideit
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