Hier wordt aangeven dat het geheel in principe zonder bijzondere privileges moet kunnen draaien
Citaat uit https://fossil-scm.org/xfer/doc/trunk/www/server.wiki dat de CGI set up beschrijft:
To run Fossil as CGI, create a CGI script (here called "repo") in the CGI directory of your web server and having content like this:
As always, adjust your paths appropriately. It may be necessary to set permissions properly, or to modify an ".htaccess" file or make other server-specific changes. Consult the documentation for your particular web server. In particular, the following permissions are normally required (but, again, may be different for a particular configuration):
The Fossil binary (/usr/bin/fossil in the example above) must be readable/executable, and ALL directories leading up to it must be readable by the process which executes the CGI.
ALL directories leading to the CGI script must also be readable and the CGI script itself must be executable for the user under which it will run (which often differs from the one running the web server - consult your site's documentation or administrator).
The repository file AND the directory containing it must be writable by the same account which executes the Fossil binary (again, this might differ from the WWW user). The directory needs to be writable so that sqlite can write its journal files.
Fossil must be able to create temporary files, the default directory for which depends on the OS. When the CGI process is operating within a chroot, ensure that this directory exists and is readable/writeable by the user who executes the Fossil binary.
Once the script is set up correctly, and assuming your server is also set correctly, you should be able to access your repository with a URL like: http://mydomain.org/cgi-bin/repo (assuming the "repo" script is accessible under "cgi-bin", which would be a typical deployment on Apache for instance).