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I'm trying to install bugzilla 4 on ubuntu 11.04

I've added the following to my httpd.conf

<Directory “/var/www/dev.spincentre/bugzilla”>
   AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
   Options +Indexes +ExecCGI
   DirectoryIndex index.cgi
   AllowOverride Limit

But when I go to the URL, apache shows the text of index.cgi instead of executing the script. Any idea how to fix it?

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Did you load the mod_cgi module? You can see if the directory /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ has a symlink cgi.load. If there is no such symlink, you can create it by running

sudo a2enmod cgi

and then restart Apache:

sudo service apache2 restart

You can run man a2enmod to see what a2enmod does.

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I had similar issue on Ubuntu 14.04 in a process of migration from old servers. I never thought cgi would have been disabled by default which is not with old server. This fixed it!. Plz recommend them the same at stackoverflow.com/questions/15199198/…. Thank you! –  user3215 Jun 3 '14 at 8:08

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