RoundCube Webmail "AllowOverride Options" Location

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  1. fdsg72-lux

    fdsg72-lux New Member

    Hi there,

    I completed the following How To's to setup fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10 with ISPConfig and RoundCube WebMail:

    => Ubuntu 8.10:
    => ISPConfig post-install setup:
    => RoundCube Webmail:

    With RoundCube Webmail I am hitting the issue with the PHP options in the .htaccess file giving "500 Internal Server Error". After researching this issue I accordingly modified the file /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf for the appropriate <VirtualHost ...> section for my website by updating the following line inside the section:

    <IfModule mod_python.c>
    <Directory /var/www/web4/web>":


    => AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo


    => AllowOverride Options Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo

    and then restart apache2 which resolves the issue momentarily.

    The problem is that if I make any change via ISPConfig e.g. update a setting of the website, then the file /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf is regenerated and I loose my edit which then again breaks the RoundCube Webmail functionality.

    Where is the correct location to make the change for my website so it will not get overwritten when I make changes via ISPConfig? I also tried adding the following all by itself within the <VirtualHost ...> section, both as the first and last entry within this section:

    <Directory /var/www/web4/web>
    AllowOverride Options

    but it does not make any difference, only when I update existing definitions of the like

    <IfModule ...>
    <Directory /var/www/web4/web>

    does the change work.

    Please tell me what exact change I have to make exactly where to resolve this issue?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You must add your changed code to the apache directives field in the website settings. Never edit the file Vhosts_ispconfig.conf manually!

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