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DeveloperSide.NET => Anything else goes here => Topic started by: Jon on February 16, 2007, 03:59:24 PM

Title: Standard cgi ruby scripts on WAMP5?
Post by: Jon on February 16, 2007, 03:59:24 PM
Hi there,

I've been looking for a fair old while now and there seems to be a lot of solutions that appear to do what I need but just turn out to not be the solution afterall.  It would seem straightforward, and I am new to server configuration, cgi and ruby, but I am just trying to get WAMP5 to be able to run standard .cgi ruby scripts as opposed to fastcgi.  I have followed this following tutorial:

which was very helpful and allowed me to set up, trouble free, WAMP5 to be able to execute fastcgi ruby scripts.  However, initially I thought this would also allow me to execute regular ruby cgi scripts not realising there was more than a subtle difference between the cgi and fastcgi scripting format.  I have read up a fair amount on the possibility of converting the script to fastcgi, but I do not want to do this as it was not written by me and I do not also have the knowhow for the conversion.  So, what I need to do is install a standard cgi ruby interpreter, something which despite very extensive searching has eluded me so far.  Theres plenty to enable you to execute a fastcgi script using a cgi interpreter but not the other way around.  Any pointers on how I might be able to go about doing this is much appreciated as I really am at a dead end currently.

Thanks in advance