Install WebMO 22 on ubuntu 22.04

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eancedeg
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Full Name: Evys Ancede Gallardo
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Install WebMO 22 on ubuntu 22.04

Post by eancedeg »

I have created an apache virtualhost for the webmo installation and granted permissions to run cgi scripts. But when I try to run the login.cgi script I get this error:

Software error:
Invalid filehandle errorLog
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (eancedeg@gmail.com), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

Software error:
[Tue Oct 4 14:03:28 2022] login.cgi: Invalid filehandle errorLog
Compilation failed in require at /var/www/html/public_webmo/cgi-bin/login.cgi line 18.
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (eancedeg@gmail.com), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

schmidt
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Re: Install WebMO 22 on ubuntu 22.04

Post by schmidt »

Virtual hosts can be tricky. The error you see suggests that WebMO see suggests that WebMO cannot write to its own error log. You may need to adjust the file permissions or virtual hosts UID (note that virtual hosts may be running under a different UID, depending on configuration).

jwk
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Re: Install WebMO 22 on ubuntu 22.04

Post by jwk »

Eancedeg-Its not clear what your goal is here. Do you want one server box to host WebMO and compute engines, and also serve regular web pages out of /var/www? If so, one can just install an Oracle VirtualBox VM on the Linux/WebMO machine, then install Ubuntu (or the distro of your choice) on the VM including Apache. And serve any number of websites from /var/www of the VM Linux system. That way they are completely independent.

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