Nginx perl cgi


#1

Hello,

I have some problems running (perl) cgi scripts with nginx.
I followed the config at http://wiki.codemongers.com/NginxSimpleCGI
Perl scripts work very well as long as they use method=get in forms. If
they use method=post, it seems no input is passed to the cgi.

I saw in perl-fcgi.pl that there was some lines: "if
(($req_params{‘REQUEST_METHOD’} eq ‘POST’) && ($req_len != 0) ){ "
Which should pass the info

Has someone an idea of what’s happening?

Regards


#2

I had the same problem some time ago.
The problem with this script is that it violates CGI specifications
regarding
POST requests. POSTed data must come to a CGI app from the standard
input
while this script parses the input and sets variables as if they came
via a
GET request, passing nothing to app’s stdin. Thus, applications that
follow
specs strictly and expect POST data from stdin, fail.

I’ve modified the script to fix the problem, feel free to use it.


#3

Denis S. Filimonov wrote:

I had the same problem some time ago.
The problem with this script is that it violates CGI specifications regarding
POST requests. POSTed data must come to a CGI app from the standard input
while this script parses the input and sets variables as if they came via a
GET request, passing nothing to app’s stdin. Thus, applications that follow
specs strictly and expect POST data from stdin, fail.

I’ve modified the script to fix the problem, feel free to use it.

Thanks, it works like a charm.


#4

Nz2007 Nz2007 wrote:

I too followed the same tutorial, however, when i try to run the script:

perl /usr/bin/cgiwrap-fcgi.pl&

[1] 17845

bind/listen: No such file or directory

(I added & at the end because i use Bash).

Hints are much welcome.

Nuno.

Look like a dir /var/run/nginx not created

they need by created and you need permission for write into it


#5

Renaud Allard wrote:

Denis S. Filimonov wrote:

I had the same problem some time ago.
The problem with this script is that it violates CGI specifications regarding
POST requests. POSTed data must come to a CGI app from the standard input
while this script parses the input and sets variables as if they came via a
GET request, passing nothing to app’s stdin. Thus, applications that follow
specs strictly and expect POST data from stdin, fail.

I’ve modified the script to fix the problem, feel free to use it.

Thanks, it works like a charm.

I too followed the same tutorial, however, when i try to run the script:

perl /usr/bin/cgiwrap-fcgi.pl&

[1] 17845

bind/listen: No such file or directory

(I added & at the end because i use Bash).

Hints are much welcome.

Nuno.


#6

Denis S. Filimonov wrote in post #645832:

I had the same problem some time ago.
The problem with this script is that it violates CGI specifications
regarding
POST requests. POSTed data must come to a CGI app from the standard
input
while this script parses the input and sets variables as if they came
via a
GET request, passing nothing to app’s stdin. Thus, applications that
follow
specs strictly and expect POST data from stdin, fail.

I’ve modified the script to fix the problem, feel free to use it.

Hi Denis,

Do you have an alternative solution for Windows?
Syscall and setsid is not working in Windows environments.

Regards,
Peter


#7

I’d like a solution with using spawn-fcgi.

As I understand it, that Perl wrapper forks into background itself.

I have a script where I load all FastCGI wrappers from:

spawn-fcgi -C 3 -u www-data -s /var/run/php-fcgi.sock -P
/var/run/php-fcgi.pid – /usr/bin/php5-cgi
spawn-fcgi -F 3 -u www-data -s /var/run/lua-fcgi.sock -P
/var/run/lua-fcgi.pid – /usr/bin/wsapi.fcgi

it works very well that way, and I have PID files, that I can use to
kill the wrappers with:

kill $(cat /var/run/php-fcgi.pid)
kill $(cat /var/run/lua-fcgi.pid)

I’d like a Perl wrapper that works in the same way, meaning that I’d
pass most stuff with spawn-fcgi. Also, It would give me the possibility
of controlling how many children I want to spawn (-F switch).

Is there a solution that uses spawn-fcgi? I was looking for something
like that, But there’s only little, and most of it is quite confusing.

Regards,
–polemon