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Guidance for setting up Movable Type / Perl

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#1 nv1962


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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:35 PM

UniServer continues to be amazing. I've just now downloaded the brand spanking new Orion 7.0.1 and it's a breeze setting it up for PHP and MySQL apps.

However... I'm trying to dip my toes in the deeper waters of a CGI / Perl type script, i.e. the Movable Type package and that's giving me a headache. Admittedly, it's been a while since I last tinkered with Perl, but I'm getting 500 errors left and right, and just can't get a handle on where to start.

So here's a classical newbie question: assuming one has UniServer up and running, and downloaded and installed the "full" Perl package (I used the most current and biggest package to have all modules, i.e. V5.2_full_perl.exe ) and then picked up Movable Type v5 (MT5) and followed the installation steps right through step 5, what else does one need to do to get the MT configuration wizard going?

I'm just stuck with stubborn 500 errors, and the UniServer error log shows several lines of this:

- [Wed Apr 06 16:08:08 2011] [error] [client] attempt to invoke directory as script: D:/UniServer/cgi-bin/mt/

What am I doing wrong?

Just to be clear: I'm not asking for help with MT - that's what the MT documentation is for - instead I'm looking for guidance to get to the point where the installer works. For some reason, calling up the installation script throws out those HTTP 500 errors I showed above, i.e. by going to this direction:


Very strange...

#2 Coral


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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Just a thought
Have you run "Force Shebang update" explained on this Wiki page

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