After an isntallation of bugzilla, and after several answers answered Bugzilla is not running - Access forbidden How do I install Bugzilla? How to launch bugzilla after installation?

When I go to the http://localhost/bubzilla I do not get the bugzilla application, but rather a list of files (directory browsing) enter image description here

What am I missing please?


I want to add that for every file trying to click, I get: File Not found error. enter image description here

  • Check your apache configuration. Specifically the .cgi handling.
    – Rinzwind
    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:00
  • I think at this point it would be easier to install bugzilla from Ubuntu repos instead of trying to build everything from tarballs... maybe purging apache and mysql packages along with their configs before installing bugzilla.
    – Sergey
    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:13

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Basically, you need to tell Apache to associate .cgi extension with Perl. Also, index.cgi should be treated as directory index. Here's Apache documentation (not for faint-hearted)

I would expect the README file I can see on your screenshot contains valuable hints and pointers - have you read it?

UPDATE: You're doing it all wrong. :) See my answer here

  • Thanks, I have gone through the README. It states i canchoose between perl and cgi. going over the instruction on install cgi still did not help. can't exectue cgi
    – Saariko
    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:19
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    Just install it from repositories :) See the link in UPDATE
    – Sergey
    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:23

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