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I'm running LAMP on Arch and now want the gitweb going on apache. Followed the instructions as in but on the gitweb directory (here localhost/~myuser/gitweb) I get:

Server error!

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.

Error message: 
Premature end of script headers: gitweb.cgi

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 500

Fri Jun 8 15:14:11 2012
Apache/2.2.22 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/1.0.1c DAV/2 PHP/5.4.3

Appreciating your helps. Thanks.

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Without additional information from e.g. the apache error log we won't be able to help. What happens if you execute the script yourself? – Ulrich Dangel Jun 8 '12 at 14:25
Ending up in suexec.log I see this: [2012-06-08 13:29:51]: uid: (1000/myuser) gid: (1000/myuser) cmd: gitweb.cgi [2012-06-08 13:29:51]: command not in docroot (/usr/share/gitweb/gitweb.cgi) – Haix64 Jun 8 '12 at 14:34
This is a security feature by suexec you are only allowed to execute a command within your document root, see point 13 – Ulrich Dangel Jun 8 '12 at 14:39
Thanks. I'm reading the page. But is there some major probability you have a solution for so I could test NOW? – Haix64 Jun 8 '12 at 14:43
Move gitweb into your docroot, e.g. your public_html folder. You could either try to setup a symlink or hard link if you don't want to copy the file into your folder but i'd assume only a hardlink would work. – Ulrich Dangel Jun 8 '12 at 14:49

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I had the same error and resolved it by installing the perl-cgi package

$ sudo pacman -S perl-cgi

N.b, I debugged this by running the failing script directly, i.e,

$ cd /usr/share/gitweb/ 
$ ./gitweb.cgi
Can't locate in @INC (you may need to install the CGI module)(@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/share/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/core_perl /usr/share/perl5/core_perl .) at ./gitweb.cgi line 13.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./gitweb.cgi line 13.
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