Revolution as CGI in OS X
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Wed Apr 21 14:52:50 CDT 2004
Everyday language is what I need. I want to learn this but at present
don't want to take on a large project to do so. But if I thought there
was a roadmap to follow that was straight forward then I just might. A
step by step approach would be great.
On Apr 21, 2004, at 11:37 AM, Gregory Lypny wrote:
> Hello Tom,
> On Apr 21, 2004, at 10:33 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>> I won't tell you to shut up if you are willing to compile all that you
>> are learning about this and 'post' it somewhere in a logical sensible
>> way. That way I can follow your path and learn to do it when my need
>> arises (I know it will).
> It's a deal, provided that you don't mind it being written in
> everyday language.
>> I think the lack of docs on it are because it involves a lot more than
>> just REV knowledge. Maybe you can be the one to put this all down. You
>> seem to be very articulate.
> There's OS-specific stuff, I'm sure; but what it comes down to is
> instructing your web server to execute text files in some cgi folder,
> and those in turn communicating with Revolution and returning
> information to a web page. I'm sure that if this was posted in
> step-by-step format on a support page hosted by the Revolution, it
> would save users a lot of searching and trial-and-error.
>> Looking forward,
> Which was in response to my request:
>>> Well, don't hesitate to tell me to shut up if you've had enough of my
>>> posts on this. I'm a little bewildered and frustrated that
>>> Revolution's documentation and web site doesn't contain anything, at
>>> least as far as I can tell, about setting up Revolution as a CGI. I
>>> know about Andre Garcia's slick server project, and he's given me
>>> excellent tips. But I need to experiment with some basic cgi
>>> first, and all I need is the basic set up.
>>> These are the instructions that I found at Takaaki Furukawa's site:
>>> "Rename the engine to "revolution" (if you'd like). Put the engine in
>>> the same directory as license.rev, and give the permission to
>>> (chmod +x revolution)".
>>> My skull is really thick, so please humour me. Is the engine the
>>> actual Revolution application (package) which resides in the
>>> 2.2 folder which resides in my Applications folder? Otherwise, I
>>> know what the engine is. Do I simply then open the Terminal
>>> application and enter "chmod +x revoution"? Do I save my cgi scripts
>>> in .../WebServer/CGI-Executables? As for my own system, I do have
>>> Sharing turned on.
>>> Any assistance would be most appreciated.
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