[tpm] Apache permission question

Emil Janev ejanev at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 09:28:35 PDT 2009

Hi Indy,

It seems that changing the file and/or directory permissions ( making them
less restrictive ) would fix the particular problem.


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Indy Singh <indy at indigostar.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a Perl CGI script that creates log files, and a second Perl CGI
> script that is used to view and delete the log files.  However the second
> script is not able to delete the files.
> The first script is located in the Apache cgi-bin directory, the second is
> located in a subdirectory below htdocs.  This allows the second script to be
> password protected with a .htaccess file.  The configuration of this Apache
> server runs files in the cgi-bin directory as cgi scripts and any perl
> script below htdocs run as mod-perl.  I am happy with this aspect of the
> configuration.
> The problem is that the second script does not have permission to delete
> the log files.  I have found that this is because the two scripts run under
> a different used id.  The cgi-bin scirpt runs as me, the second script runs
> as 'Apache'.
> Anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this issue. Preferrably without
> mucking around with the Apache configuration.
> Indy Singh
> IndigoSTAR Software -- www.indigostar.com
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Emil Janev
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