[LON-CAPA-admin] Dynamic Plots on Debian

Mark Lucas lucas at lucas.phy.ohiou.edu
Tue Jun 24 15:52:45 EDT 2003


One other thing to remember (I think this is still the case) is that you 
need a specific version of gnuplot or GD due to gif considerations.

Is this still true?

On 24 Jun 2003, Todd Ruskell wrote:

> Guy,
> Thanks for your help getting LON-CAPA set up on Debian.  I even got
> Kerberos compiled up, and 0.99.2 seems to be up and running.  However, I
> still had to edit startup.pl and uncomment the perl5/site_perl/5.005
> line to get it to find all the modules.
> One problem I've run into is that dynamically generated plots don't seem
> to get generated/stored properly for me.  I just get the little broken
> image icon, and when I right-click on the image and try to view or
> download it, not surprisingly I get a Not Found error:
> The requested URL /cgi-bin/plot.gif was not found on this server.
> So I went poking for cgi-bin, and found one here:  /home/httpd/cgi-bin,
> as I think I expect.  However, it seems to have the following access
> privileges:
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root
> If www is trying to place items there, that clearly won't work.  
> Two questions:  Is this where loncapa is looking for cgi-bin? If so,
> what perms does it need to have?  If now, where do I need to create
> another cgi-bin, and what perms should it have?
> Thanks for any help,
> Todd
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Mark Lucas					email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
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