Python CGI Scripting With Apache and Gentoo

This is really simple to get setup.

First we’ll need to install apache with CGI enabled. Let’s edit /etc/portage/package.use/apache with the cgi use flag.

touch /etc/portage/package.use/apache

vi /etc/apache/package.use/apache

www-server/apache cgi

Then save and close the file.

Now we will emerge Python and Apache

sudo emerge python apache

After that finishes we’ll need to go into /etc/apache/vhosts.d/ and edit default_vhost.include

Find the part with /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin. This is where we will put the config options to run Python scripts

Options +ExecCGI AddHandler cgi-script .py

Then reload apache and you’re all set!

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