Help with installing cgit

Shlomit Afgin shlomit.afgin at
Sun Dec 29 11:37:00 CET 2013

I have /var/www/htdocs/cgit/cgit.cgi and when I go to
It try to open the file (and as where to save it) instead of run it.
My /cgi-bin is empty

On 12/29/13 12:18 PM, "John Keeping" <john at> wrote:

>On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 08:46:37AM +0000, Shlomit Afgin wrote:
>> I download from  the file
>> I follow the instruction in README:
>>      make get-git
>>      make
>>      make install
>>      Edit Apache conf file and add
>>         <Directory "/var/www/htdocs/cgit/">
>>           AllowOverride None
>>           Options +ExecCGI
>>           Order allow,deny
>>           Allow from all
>>         </Directory>
>>      I also add alias:
>>         Alias /cgit  /var/www/htdocs/cgit/
>> When I go to http://server.domain/cgit I get the following error:
>>     You don't have permission to access /cgit/ on this server
>>     And In the error_log I get:
>>         Directory index forbidden by Options directive:
>> I tried to add to 'Options' the +Indexes, So I get the list of the
>> content but the cgit did not work.
>The "cgit" program is a CGI executable that you need to run.  Do you
>have "cgit" in /var/www/htdocs/cgit/ ?  If so, what happens if you go to
>http://your.domain/cgit/cgit ?
>I have the following in my Apache config for CGit:
>    <Location /cgit>
>            RewriteEngine on
>            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
>            RewriteRule ^/var/www/localhost/htdocs/cgit(.*)
>/cgi-bin/cgit.cgi$1 [L,PT]
>    </Location>
>This rewrites all requests under /cgit to go to the "cgit" program in
>There is some more information on Apache's CGI support here [1].
>> Also I did not find instruction, how to set the file cgit.conf in
>> order to change the place of cgit files location.
>You can either specify CGIT_CONFIG in the environment under which CGit
>runs (e.g. using Apache's "SetEnv" directive) or just change the default
>when you build CGit by setting CGIT_CONFIG in the "cgit.conf" file
>that's included by the makefile.
>Hope this helps,

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