[pmwiki-users] New wiki admin: wiki is up but ugly! skin files not loading?

Ryan Ricard ryan.ricard at student.utdallas.edu
Sat Mar 18 16:53:34 CST 2006

As of right now all of pm wiki is installed in public_html/pmwiki
The one file in public_html/cgi-bin is pmwiki.php. which is modified
to the following:
#! /bin/bash
export SCRIPT_FILENAME=/home/002/r/rj/rjr052000/public_html/pmwiki/pmwiki.vphp
exec /usr/local/bin/php

the old pmwiki.php is at pmwiki/pmwiki.vphp

This is the only way I could find to get php scripts to run at all on
my server. Basically I can't run php unless its through cgiwrapper.

On 3/18/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 02:58:18PM -0600, Ryan Ricard wrote:
> > I just got my wiki up and running
> > (http://www.utdallas.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rjr052000/pmwiki.php) .
> Normally PmWiki should *not* be installed into a cgi-bin
> directory.  The reason why this is failing is because
> everything in the cgi-bin directory is being treated as a
> script, and the skins (and other support files) aren't scripts.
> Even though PHP is a scripting, scripts written in
> PHP normally *aren't* loaded into a cgi-bin directory.  Usually
> a PHP script should be placed in a "normal" html web directory,
> where the webserver recognizes that it's to be executed as
> a script because of the ".php" extension.
> As proof of this, take a look at
> http://www.utdallas.edu/~asimpson/web/php/test.php, which is
> running on the same server but is not in the cgi-bin directory.
> So, what happens if you install PmWiki somewhere other than
> a cgi-bin directory?
> Pm
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