I'm using Ubuntu Server 7.04.
If so, what's in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default?
Wow, that led me into the right direction. The first lines were like this:
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
allow from all
# This directive allows us to have apache2's default start page
# in /apache2-default/, but still have / go to the right place
#RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/
I changed in both the directory / and /var/www "AllowOverride None" to "AllowOverride All" and that did the trick. Thank you so much!
Can you explain why it disregarded the same <directory> tags in httpd.conf AND apache2.conf, while at the same time accepting it, when I change it in the "default" file? What's happening?
And what's the "default" file for, exactly? Do I have to put additional directives into this file? Or can I get rid of it so that I have only one configuration file, that is, httpd.conf?