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Old 09-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
f.user
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Getting "403 Forbidden" error when trying to install Mahara/Dolphin on localhost


I keep on Getting "403 Forbidden" error when trying to install Mahara/Dolphin on localhost.

Platform: Fedora 11 X64

Mahara (Dolphin) was extracted to /home/fuser/Download/mahara. A symbolic link was created in /var/www/html/. MySQL database was created and user name and password were taken care of using myPHPadmin.

I chmoded /home/fuser/Download/mahara and all subfolders under mahara:

Quote:
chmod -R 777 /home/fuser/Download/mahara
when I pointed to mahara's installation file in my browser, I got:

Quote:
Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /mahara/install/index.php on this server.
Apache/2.2.13 (Fedora) Server at localhost Port 80
I tried dolphin and got the same error. Someone please help me!

Ps. I was able to install and run WordPress without problem on the same machine!

Last edited by f.user; 09-03-2009 at 11:27 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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You probably need to add a Directory tag for /home/fuser/Download/mahara
in the httpd.conf file.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Hi, carltm

My document root is set like this in httpd.conf:

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DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
Should I add the "/home/fuser/Download/mahara" path explicitly in that section? Or somewhere else? Thanks!
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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There should be a set of lines like this:
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<Directory /var/www/html>
* * *
</Directory>
Try copying those and updating the path to your new path.
 
  


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