need help getting perl cgis to work.

Cliff Wells cliff at
Thu Jan 5 21:33:52 UTC 2012

As others have mentioned, Nginx doesn't support CGI.

Please see 

for a couple different options.


On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 08:25 -0500, jason at wrote:
> hey folks, ive been running apache for years but now trying to use nginx. I have nginx and php(with fastcgi) 
> working fine, but whenever I try to bring up my web page that has a perl cgi on it, it just downloads the script 
> instead of executing it.. I cant figure out how to make it work right.. basically heres the config that I have 
> for it in my apache conf
> ScriptAliasMatch ^/blog/?(.*) /var/www/localhost/htdocs/blog/$1
> and 
> <Directory "/var/www/localhost/htdocs/blog">
>         Options +Includes
>         <FilesMatch "$">
>         Options ExecCGI 
>         </FilesMatch>
> when do I need to do to get nginx to properly execute the perl cgi?
> thanks/regards,
> Jason
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