Livecode server at Dreamhost

Thomas von Fintel runrev at
Wed Jul 15 13:25:29 EDT 2015

It seems I have a working setup.

Following Stephen's suggestion I reordered the files a bit. I'll try to make the description as detailed as possible. Maybe someone else could use this. (The numbers in brackets show permissions):

|- .htaccess (644)
|- lc (755)
    |- (644)
|- cgi-bin (775)
    |- .htaccess (644)
    |- livecode-server
        |- livecode-community-server (775)
        |- drivers (755)
            |- (664)
            |- (664)
            |- (664)
            |- (664)
        |- externals (775)
            |- (664)
            |- (664)
            |- (664)

The .htaccess file on root level contains:

Options +ExecCGI FollowSymLinks
AddHandler livecode-script .lc .irev
DirectoryIndex index.irev index.php index.html
Action livecode-script /cgi-bin/livecode-server/livecode-community-server

The .htaccess file in the cgi-bin folder:

Options ExecCGI
SetHandler cgi-script

If I put a ".cgi" after the server's name both in the .htaccess file and in the file name itself, the setup still works. But if I remove the .htaccess file in the cgi-bin folder I get an error no matter if there is a ".cgi" or not. I think it is actually this second .htaccess that makes the difference.

Thanks to you both

Am 15.07.2015 um 16:21 schrieb Richard Gaskin:

> Thomas von Fintel wrote:
> > stephen barncard wrote:
> ...
> >> this one inside the cgi-bin directory
> >>
> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Options ExecCGI
> >> SetHandler cgi-script
> >> ----------------------
> >
> > Thanks a lot!
> >
> > What I missed was the part of having different htaccess files in root
> > and cgi directory.
> I believe the .htaccess inside the cgi-bin folder is only needed on some server configurations like Dreamhost's when the executable file does not end in ".cgi".  Those two lines allow other executables not otherwise accounted for in the server's Apache config file to be executed.
> Testing your original hunch here about renaming LC Server to have ".cgi" at the end allows me to use the same setup I've used for a while but without the .htaccess file in cgi-bin.
> This suggests that adding that file won't fix your "file not found" error.  If it does I'm mystified, but if not we'll still need to look at the paths in your main .htaccess file and make sure they point to the right place, and double-check permissions.
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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