eGroupWare Install

Discussion in 'General' started by crudolphy, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    I just reinstalled ISPConfig using the Ubuntu "Breezy" how to. Now I want to install eGroupWare. I had tried this before using the Ubuntu "Hoary" setup that I had, but I messed with some configuration files and it didn't work so I started from scratch, following the How To to the letter.

    I can log into ISPConfig, I have installed phpmyadmin and can look at the database. I have created a web, created a web administrator, and two email users. I can receive email with a pop 3/smtp client, I have a problem sending which I will start another thread on. I have created another database and db user with password. When I point my browser to www.myurl.com the default ispconfig index.html page is displayed. Obviously when I point my browser to https://www.myurl.com:81 I get the ispconfig login page.

    Now on to eGroupWare. As the user "root" I used wget to download the tar file from sourceforge into my /tmp directory. I then:

    cd /var/www/web1/web

    This directory contains the "error" directory and index.html and nothing else. I use the command:

    tar xjvf /tmp/eGroupWare-1.2RC3-1.tar.bz2

    and the tar is unpacked into the "egroupware" directory. Now the directory structure looks like:

    /var/www/web1/web/egroupware

    The file had an owner of "chuck" and a group of "chuck" (me), so I:

    chown -R web1_chuck:web1 egroupware

    this ownership matches that of the "web" directory and the "error" directory underneath "web".

    Under the egroupware directory there are lots of files and other directories. The most important at this point is the:

    egroupware/setup

    directory. It's owner now is "web1_chuck" and group is "web1" and the permissions are read/write/execute for user and group, read/execute for other. To install eGroupWare the instructions state to unpack the tar file to your web "root" directory, then point your browser to:

    http://www.myurl.com/egroupware/setup/

    When I do this I get a http 500 internal server error. Additionally when I log in as the adminstrator for my web (not the adminstrator of ispconfig) and go to the "Web-ftp" button and login in as "web1_chuck" there are error messages displayed in the right frame of the page. When I delete the egroupware directory the error messages go away and ispconfig acts normally.

    Please advise me as to what I should look at to get this going.:confused:

    Thanks in advance

    Chuck Rudolphy
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Is there maybe a .htaccess file in egroupware/setup/ or in egroupware/?
     
  3. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    .htaccess file in eGroupWare and Error Messages in ISPConfig

    To answer your question yes there is one .htaccess file in eGroupware. The structure is:

    /var/www/web1/web/egroupware/.htaccess

    it's permissions are user rw all others just r and it's owner is web1_chuck and group is web1.

    The contents of the file are:

    #
    #Set
    #
    #AllowOverRide FileInfo
    #
    #To enable parsing off this file
    #
    php_value memory_limit 32M
    php_value max_execution_time 60
    php_flag register_globals Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_runtime Off
    #settings for the file upload, you might increase them further
    php_value upload_max_filesize 16M
    #session handling: now the check for expired sessions is done on every 10th session creation
    php_flag session.use_trans_sid Off
    php_value session.gc_probability 1
    php_value session.gc_divisor 10
    #multibyte extension: needed for utf-8
    php_value mbstring.func_overload 7

    As I stated in my last post when I (chuck not admin) log into ISPconfig to manage my web and I go to the WEB-FTP section and login as "web1_chuck" the page is divided into two frames. The left frame has the file structure tree which is displayed correctly the right side of the frame displays the following errors:

    Warning: main(weblibmodule.inc.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening 'weblibmodule.inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/root/ispconfig/php/lib/php') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    Warning: go_api::uses(ispconfig_isp_web.lib.php) [function.uses]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 126

    Warning: go_api::uses() [function.include]: Failed opening 'ispconfig_isp_web.lib.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/root/ispconfig/php/lib/php') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 126

    Fatal error: Class 'isp_web' not found in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 127

    If I delete the eGroupWare directory from the web, ISPConfig behaves normally and does not display these errors.

    I greatly appreciate your quick response to the original post. Thanks loads for your help.

    Chuck Rudolphy
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Please rename that file, e.g. to _htaccess:

    Code:
    mv /var/www/web1/web/egroupware/.htaccess /var/www/web1/web/egroupware/_htaccess
    and check if you still get the 500 error.
     
  5. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    Partially Fixed

    By renaming the .htaccess file to _htaccess I no longer get the http500 server error and when I point my browser I get the desired page.:)

    However in ISPconfig when I log into "WEB-FTP" module in the right frame of the page I still have the following:

    Warning: main(weblibmodule.inc.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening 'weblibmodule.inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/root/ispconfig/php/lib/php') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    Warning: go_api::uses(ispconfig_isp_web.lib.php) [function.uses]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 126

    Warning: go_api::uses() [function.include]: Failed opening 'ispconfig_isp_web.lib.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/root/ispconfig/php/lib/php') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 126

    Fatal error: Class 'isp_web' not found in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 127

    And now additionally above this where the icons were I now have the following:

    Warning: main(weblibmodule.inc.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening 'weblibmodule.inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/root/ispconfig/php/lib/php') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/session.inc.php on line 238

    How can we fix this:confused:

    I also have another question. Why did I have to rename the file from .htaccess to _htaccess? I know that apache uses .htaccess files for authorization in combination with .htpasswd files for authentication. Why doesn't this installation (with ISPConfig) like that?

    Again thanks for your help:) :)

    Chuck
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator

    Maybe youve read some of the other threads about this issue. Currently none of the developers can reproduce this and there is no reference to the missing file in the sources at all.

    This has nothing to do with ISPCOnfig. ISPConfig supports .htaccess file. In most cases there are some apache modules missing or the .htaccess file wants to set permissions that are not allowed for .htaccess files. You may have a look at the permissions granted to .htaccess files in your httpd.conf.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2005
  7. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    .htaccess

    It seems that this has become two issues so I will keep this thread going on the .htaccess issue which could conclude quickly and start a new thread for the error messages above.

    Regarding .htaccess. I read this afternoon a short tutorial from the Apache Web Site. It states,

    "In general, you should never use .htaccess files unless you don't have access to the main server configuration file."

    Later on they say,

    "However, in general, use of .htaccess files should be avoided when possible. Any configuration that you would consider putting in a .htaccess file, can just as effectively be made in a <Directory> section in your main server configuration file."

    Because this is my machine I have access to the main configuration, so I could do away with the .htaccess file completely by making those changes directly. This would be method #1 of solving this.

    In the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf there are several places where .htaccess files are discussed. Once in a <files></files> section and also in all of the <directory></directory> sections. In every case the directives contained are:

    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all

    Now I understand why I got the http 500 internal server error.:D

    One way to correct this would be to change the <Directory></Directory> section relating to for all virtual hosts, i.e. /var/www/*/web/ and change the statement to:

    Allow from all

    Due to the statements in the .htaccess file I would also have to make sure this section included a

    AllowOverride FileInfo

    statement, which I believe it does.

    This would be method #2 of solving this.

    My questions are::confused:

    Are my statements regarding method #1 and method #2 above correct?

    In ISPConfig there is a section ("Apache Directives") for the ISPConfig adminstrator to enter in specfic directives for each virtual host. These directives I believe are stored in the /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf file, is this correct?

    Could a custom <directory></directory> section be entered in this section that pertained to the /var/www/web1/web/egroupware directory, listing the specific directives for just that directory, thus eliminating the need for the .htaccess file?

    Looking at the /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf file I see several statements that are similiar in nature to the directives contained in this .htaccess file. Would it be possible to place the directives contained in the .htaccess file directly in "Vhosts" file by hand or via the ISPConfig "Apache Directives" configuration page?

    Lastly which of the methods that you identify as correct would in your opinion be the best way to address this?

    Your help is very much appreciated.

    Chuck Rudolphy
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    The ISPConfig installer should have added

    Code:
    <Directory /var/www/*/web>
        Options +Includes -Indexes
        AllowOverride None
        AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        <Files ~ "^\.ht">
        Deny from all
        </Files>
    </Directory>
    to your httpd.conf, so .htaccess files should work. They in fact do on my installation. ;)




    Yes.

    You could paste
    Code:
    php_value memory_limit 32M
    php_value max_execution_time 60
    php_flag register_globals Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_runtime Off
    #settings for the file upload, you might increase them further
    php_value upload_max_filesize 16M
    #session handling: now the check for expired sessions is done on every 10th session creation
    php_flag session.use_trans_sid Off
    php_value session.gc_probability 1
    php_value session.gc_divisor 10
    #multibyte extension: needed for utf-8
    php_value mbstring.func_overload 7
    into the Apache Directives field, which would make these directives valid for all directories of your web site; if you want them to be valid only for a specific directory, use

    Code:
    <Location '/egroupware'>
    php_value memory_limit 32M
    php_value max_execution_time 60
    php_flag register_globals Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off
    php_flag magic_quotes_runtime Off
    #settings for the file upload, you might increase them further
    php_value upload_max_filesize 16M
    #session handling: now the check for expired sessions is done on every 10th session creation
    php_flag session.use_trans_sid Off
    php_value session.gc_probability 1
    php_value session.gc_divisor 10
    #multibyte extension: needed for utf-8
    php_value mbstring.func_overload 7
    </Location>

    Don't edit the Vhosts_ispconfig.conf file manually! Your changes will be overwritten by ISPConfig!

    Use the Apache Directives field.
     
  9. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    Your Reply

    Falko, thanks for the reply. While my apache2.conf file contains the same
    <directory></directory> statements as what you posted above, it didn't work on my installation. However I have taken your advice and through the "Apache Directives" field in ISPconfig I have entered the directives contained in the .htaccess file and applied them to the entire virtual host. I left the .htaccess file renamed _htaccess.

    This now takes care of this part of the problem with my installation of eGroupWare. I am still not out of the woods yet. See my post in this section regarding "Web-FTP".

    Thanks for your help:)
     
  10. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    New Issue with eGroupWare Install

    It has been awhile since I worked on this project of mine. When installing this group of programs, you run a script to check if "dependencies" are met. Following is a snippet from the report after running this script:

    I know that the vhosts_ispconfig.conf file sets the parameters that this script is complaining about: i.e. "Safe-Mode" and the "open_basedir" which prevents the opening of 'PEAR.php'. I also know that I can't manually edit this file as ispconfig will overwrite my changes. What can I do about this?

    Thanks

    Chuck Rudolphy
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    You can disable PHP Safe Mode.
     
  12. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    "open_basedir" directive

    Ok, I found where I could disable safe mode in ispconfig so that should take care of that problem.

    What about the "open_basedir" directive? I tried putting a symbolic link to PEAR.php in the /var/www/web1/web directory but it fails. I found some documentation that said that this wouldn't work because the link is resolved to it's original location and if that is not within the "allowed path" then it won't work. Would you consider over-riding this directive some how? Could I instead copy the PEAR.php script to this directory? If I copy PEAR.php to this directory would that work?

    Thanks

    Chuck Rudolphy
     
  13. till

    till Super Moderator

    I think you can copy the pear.php file to your local website. This will be a cleaner and more secure approach then allowing symlinks to files outside of the web directory.
     
  14. crudolphy

    crudolphy New Member

    Success

    I just wanted to extend my thanks to Till and Falko for their help, the work they and others have done on this project and let you know that I now have a successful eGroupWare installation:D I saw a previous post here thanking you guys for you work and all I can do is lend my voice to the chorus.

    For those who care, the eGroupWare suite of programs and it's framework seem to provide everything I thought it would and more. I look forward to learning more about it and using more of it as time goes on.

    Thanks guys

    Chuck
     
  15. GeorgeMike

    GeorgeMike New Member

    Hi
    After changing the .htaccess in the egroupware dir, I can browse the nmat.info/egroupware
    However, in the nmat.info/egroupware/setup the same problem occured and I checked the nmat.info/egroupware/setup dir... no .htaccess file there.
    How can I change it? Is is the same proble?
    Please help me
    THanks
     
  16. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I just browsed your site, and when I go to http://www.nmat.info/egroupware/setup/ I get this:

    So I went to the phpgwapi directory and found there's no inc directory in it, just a js directory. So it seems there are files missing. Please check your eGroupware sources.
     
  17. GeorgeMike

    GeorgeMike New Member

  18. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    :confused: Did you read my previous post?
     
  19. GeorgeMike

    GeorgeMike New Member

    Hi Falko,
    I read already. When I just upzipped it again as it were not enough file. I accessed the http://www.nmat.info/egroupware/setup/ It warned me that internal error.... so I asked you.... Now I accesssed it again and the error message is the warning of absence the inc folder... I dont know why it was like that.
    I checked my zip file at my PC.. it contains inc directory but when upload to my server & unzip... It has no inc folder.... Wondering where is the real problem...
    THanks for your help
     
  20. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer

    may be a quota problem? or disk space...
     

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