Executing PHP scripts as CGI scripts without using a "sh-bang" line
If you run PHP scripts using the CGI method you may have to use the following 'sh-bang' line at the start of your code:
This can cause annoying problems if you need to install third-party PHP applications. As a fix you can use the kernel's support for misc binaries.
First compile your kernel with the following options:
Add the following lines to your fstab:
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc defaults 0 0
Add the following lines to a boot scripts such as
php bin format support
/bin/echo ':PHP:E::php::/usr/bin/php:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register /bin/echo ':PHP3:E::php3::/usr/bin/php:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register /bin/echo ':PHP4:E::php4::/usr/bin/php:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register
(make sure the lines are not wrapped)
Test by running a php script from the shell using the following method:
The script still needs to be executable, but without starting with a "sh-bang" line.
Last updated: 25/11/2005