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12-22-1999, 12:03 AM
Can someone who has setup the Ultimate Guestbook on this server help explain why my links are not working to anypage from my gbcenter page or any other page.[nbsp][nbsp]I have followed the instruction exactly. I have setup a couple of these guestbooks on other servers with other problems, but none dealing with the links.
I appreciate any help,
12-22-1999, 01:01 AM
Have you edited the links to correctly point to your cgi scripts?
-Don't worry, perfection isn't for everyone.
12-22-1999, 08:46 AM
Yes, I follow the instructions completely for as changing the links. I check my setup with the other setups on other servers to make sure was the right path.
I appreciate your help,
12-22-1999, 10:56 AM
Clint, a few questions:
1) Do you have all the general UGB files under another directory of the www subdir?[nbsp][nbsp]For example, my UGB files are under www/ugb or cgi-bin/ugb just for logic's sake.
2) Other files are not where they should be or are the wrong format; note the missing graphics on the main UGB page and the add entry page.[nbsp][nbsp]Be sure that the graphics were uploaded in BINARY mode with your FTP program, and that the .CGI, .HTML, etc. files were uploaded in ASCII mode.
To go the next step will require knowing your ftp info and password, not sure if you're comfy giving that out.
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12-22-1999, 11:32 AM
Did you have to change any of the files around on the server?[nbsp][nbsp]I read in the Ultimate notes if the server does not allow chrmod 777 for the variable and style files, they need to be move to the non cgi folder.[nbsp][nbsp]Did you have to do this to get it to work? I have done as they have instructed in moving the scripts.[nbsp][nbsp]Should I forget this step and do it same way describe in its the 4 steps by UGB.[nbsp][nbsp]I have place this script on other servers exactly as it was described in their four steps and it works fine.
Appreciate your time and advice,
12-22-1999, 11:39 AM
The only thing different on our servers is you do *not* need to make the files world writable. Your scripts run as your UID, and therefore have the same file permissions as you - so 755 is fine whenever you see 777. Most web servers require that files be world writable - very unsecure methods - in order for the script to write to a file.
As for URL's not being right, just hover over the links and see where they do point to. Then figure out where they *should* point to (simple logic) and try to figure out which particular variable needs editing.
Hope this helps...
12-22-1999, 11:24 PM
I use the ultimate guestbook and yes I had to move the variables and styles to my non cgi folder. IT worked this way.
Sometimes ya just gotta do what works. ;)
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12-23-1999, 09:35 AM
Did you follow the instructions exactly as UGB said with the moving of the style and variable scripts. In other words, did you have to make any special changes to any of the scripts.
Just trying to understand.
I appreciate your time and advise,
12-23-1999, 03:06 PM
Did you have to change any of the files around on the server? Yewbetcha, the files must be in the correct subdirectories under www or cgi-bin.[nbsp][nbsp]As I mentioned above, I created a ugb subdir under www and another ugb subdir under cgi-bin just to help keep things organized.[nbsp][nbsp]FTP your .cgi, .pl, and .html files in ASCII mode, and the .jpg and .gif files in binary mode.
Do the permission chmods as noted in the installation instructions except, as Justin noted, use 755 instead of 777.
At that point, if I merember correctly, you should be able to point your 'net browser to www.yourwebsitedomainname.com/ugb/gbcenter.html
and there you can begin setting things up.
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12-23-1999, 04:08 PM
Thanks everyone, I give it another try
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