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Old 02-28-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Strange htaccess problem (it ignored!)

I have 2 vhosts on my Apache 2.0.51 (On RH Fedora 2) server.

I'm trying to get mod_rewrites to work in my second host. I have an .htaccess file in my public/ directory. Here is the relevant portion of my httpd.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/applications/myapp/public/

<Directory "/var/www/applciations/myapp/public/">
AllowOverride All

So, I can browse to this site just fine. But it behaves as if the .htaccess file is *completely* ignored. All of my rules in .htaccess are just never used.

If I paste in the content of my .htaccess file and put them within the virtualhost directive above, everything works fine. But if i take it out and rely on the .htaccess file... it just doesn't work. The .htaccess file is completely ignored.

Any idea why this is and how I can fix it?
Old 03-01-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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Does it work if you specify it in the Directory directive?

Did you build apache with rewrite support?

Perhaps you could post a copy of your .htaccess file.
Old 03-01-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I've got the problem fixed -- though I don't know how.

Basically, I said to myself "well, rewriting isn't happening using AllowOverride All for /var/www/applications/myapp/public, what if I set AllowOverride All for / ?" I know that that would turn on Overrides for *everything*, but I wanted to see if it would work.

It did.

So then I did it for /var/. That worked. Then /var/www/, etc. By the time I got back up to /var/www/applications/myapp/public, it was still working.

I know my spelling for the path was correct. I compared the two ... they were identicle. I have no idea why it started working when I did that, but it did.


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