[EMBOSS] EMBOSS running on server (problems)

Adnan Shahzad imadnansyed at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 15 12:29:46 UTC 2006

Hello Guy Bottu,
  well i am again ending up in more issue and now this time as you said 
  in my "httpd.conf" the command was 
  user Apache
  group Apache
  i have replace Apache with nobody which i used in catch.c file.
  but now its giving me this error 
  "Internal Server Error
  The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
  Please contact the server administrator, root at localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
  More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
  one more thing if i run from Windows Browser what should be my login on the win DOMAIN.
  Help me out buddy

Guy Bottu <gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be> wrote:
Take a look at the file catch.c in the installation directory. It 
contains a line :
#define NOBODY "XXX"
In httpd.conf or maybe some other file in the configuration of your WWW 
server there should be a line :
User XXX
Both should match. XXX is the name of the user that is running the WWW 
server. Usually it is "root" that starts up the httpd demon, but then the 
program shifts user to a user "www", "nobody" or whatever, who has 
limited rights, e.g. not the right to run a shell. The wEMBOSS master 
program catch checks whether it has been started by the user who is 
running the httpd server and then shifts to the user who typed in his 
username+password ; if catch has been started by another user, it exits 
with the error message you saw. All this is for evident security reasons.

The wEMBOSS installation script asks you which user is running the WWW 
server. Try to figure out who that user is and run the installation 
script again.


  Adnan Shahzad Research Officer Department of Bioinformatics National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology Lahore, Pakistan.
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