I was struggling a bit with making Bugzilla 2.2 work on my Windows
XAMPP. I kept getting error about child processes not being able to
start. The logs said this:
[Mon Jul 05 09:04:38 2010] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified. : couldn't create child process: 720003: index.cgi [Mon Jul 05 09:04:38 2010] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified. : couldn't spawn child process: C:/xampp/htdocs/bugzilla/index.cgi
Ths solution is actually pretty straigt-forward, once you know it.
First, add a registry key:
and change it’s default value to:
Adjust to your system’s paths, of course. You can use this .reg file
if you have installed into c:xampp or you can copy and paste from
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.cgiShellExecCGICommand] @="C:xamppperlbinperl.exe -T"
Then, edit your httpd.conf (e.g. c:xamppapacheconfhttpd.conf) and add these lines:
<directory "C:/xampp/htdocs/bugzilla"> AddHandler cgi-script .cgi Options +Indexes +ExecCGI DirectoryIndex index.cgi AllowOverride Limit # To enable the this Windows specific behavior (and therefore -disable- the # equivilant Unix behavior), uncomment the following directive: # ScriptInterpreterSource registry
The important part here is ScriptInterpreterSource registry. It will
make Apache pick up the interpreter from the registry rather then from
the Shebang in the bugzilla cgi scripts. (see also
This is necessary since there is no
on your windows system.