So last geek post on a Saturday night before I go out. Trying to get a site running which uses a lot of rewrite rules. Enable the module in the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file, configtest and restart. That should be it, erm, no. All I saw when browsing the site was a nice 404 page. Checking in the /var/log/apache2/error_log I see the following line:
[Sat Nov 10 19:13:24 2007] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Negotiation: discovered file(s) matching request: /Users/ianwinter/Sites/domainname/public_html/content (None could be negotiated)., referer: http://www.domainname.co.uk.local/
Now I already knew that apache2 handles the Order directive for allow & deny differently so I’d already changed the main directory block to the following to allow everything:
<Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>
Turns out after unsuccessful Google searches and me going back to trying all sorts (good old chmod -R 777 included) that unless you specifically setup a directory block for the /Users/ianwinter/Sites path it doesn’t listen.
<Directory /Users/ianwinter/Sites/*> Options All AllowOverride All Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>
It doesn’t do this on Windows but I seem to recall having to do something on a RedHat system before. Maybe it’s a *NIX thing.