fcgi-cgi is a FastCGI application to run normal cgi applications. It doesn't make CGI applications faster, but it allows you to run them on a different host and with different user permissions (without the need for suexec).
lighttpd2 won't have a mod_cgi, so you need this FastCGI wrapper to be able to execute standard cgi applications like mailman and cgit.
nginx has similar solutions, see fcgiwrap (also available as debian package) and simplecgi (a Perl wrapper).
Examples for spawning a fcg-cgi instance with daemontools or runit:
#!/bin/sh # run script exec spawn-fcgi -n -s /var/run/fastcgi-cgi.sock -u www-default -U www-data -- /usr/bin/fcgi-cgi
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Updated by stbuehler about 7 years ago · 8 revisions