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[Discuss] apache problem

> On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM dan moylan <jdm at> wrote:
>> newly installed fc29 from scratch on my laptop -- apache
>> appears to be running ok.  chrome displays
>> localhost/welcome.htm just fine, but when i try
>> localhost/moylan/welcome.htm, where welcome.htm is in
>> /home/moylan/www, i get: "you don't have permission to
>> access localhost/moylan/welcome.htm on this server"

>> i have a similar setup (ostensibly identical, but obviously
>> not) on a different computer which works fine.  i checked
>> links and permissions on the laptop and see mothing amiss.

>> ls -l /var/www/html
>>   total 4.0K
>>   lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root  16 190103:1425 moylan -> /home/moylan/www/
>>   -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 128 190104:1307 welcome.htm
>> ls -ld /home
>>   drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Jan  3 14:24 /home
>> ls -ld /home/moylan
>>   drwxr-xr-x. 24 moylan moylan 4096 Jan  4 14:21 /home/moylan
>> ls -ld /home/moylan/www
>>   drwxr-xr-x. 31 moylan moylan 4096 Nov 19 12:24 /home/moylan/www
>> ls -l  /home/moylan/www/welcome.htm
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 moylan moylan 133 190104:1325 /home/moylan/www/welcome.htm

david kramer writes:
> Specifically, it's got to be readable by the apache user,
> and you need to set the DocumentRoot to it.

not exactly sure what you mean here -- the ownership and
permissions of the relevant files (listed above) are
identical on my ajacent desktop nuc10, also running fc29,
where apache finds and displays /home/moylan/www/welcome.htm
with no problem, whereas the laptop does not.

could you elaborate?

Theo Ruegsegger writes:
> Just been through similar issues myself:

> Try localhost/~moylan/welcome.htm

no luck there

> If that doesn't work, try (as root or via sudo):
> a2enmod userdir

hmmm -- that appears to be a debianism.  what does it do?

ole dan

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