I figured it was time to stop tinkering with my sites "live, without a net" and set up a local development environment. I successfully installed phpdev so I now have Apache, php, mysql, phpMyAdmin running on my XP home box. I downloaded ActiveState Perl and got it running. I was shocked and amazed to see my cgi scripts running locally. (I'm a newbie and easily amused
I'm stumped though on one script that, on DH, I use an .htaccess file to set the DirectoryIndex to 'scriptname.cgi?some_parameter=setting'. It's a calendar script and it automatically pulls the month's events, rather than the default day's display. Works a treat on DH but the Apache error log shows:
c:/phpdev/www/domain.name/calendar/.htaccess: DirectoryIndex not allowed here
Not sure where to look or what file to edit to replicate what seems to work on DH.
Thoughts, tips, pointers welcome. Speak slowly and use small words