trubble installing elgg

Discussion in 'Technical' started by cruz, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. cruz

    cruz New Member

    I have debian perfect setup. I am trying to install elgg. If I keep the .htacess file in the root dir the install gives me a 500 error. If I take out the file I can get to the install. What is in this file that is giving me trubble and how can I fix it? Thanks in advance.
    HTML:
    <IfModule !mod_rewrite.c>
        # ugly ugly hack to detect missing mod_rewrite
        # RedirectMatch must be to an absolute destination, so forces 500 error...
        ErrorDocument 500 "Elgg error: Apache does not have mod_rewrite loaded. Please check your apache setup."
        RedirectMatch 302 .* index.php
    </IfModule>
    
    <Files "htaccess-dist">
        order allow,deny
        deny from all
    </Files>
    
    # Don't listing directory
    Options -Indexes
    
    # Follow symbolic links
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    
    # Default handler
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    
    # php 4, apache 1.x
    <IfModule mod_php4.c>
    	# default memory limit to 32Mb
    	php_value memory_limit 32M
    	# to make sure register global is off
    	php_value register_globals 0
    	# max post size to 8Mb
    	php_value post_max_size 8388608
    	# upload size limit to 5Mb	
    	php_value upload_max_filesize 5242880
    	# hide errors, enable only if debug enabled
    	php_value display_errors 0
    </IfModule>
    
    # php 4, apache 2
    <IfModule sapi_apache2.c>
    	# default memory limit to 32Mb
    	php_value memory_limit 32M
    	# to make sure register global is off
    	php_value register_globals 0
    	# max post size to 8Mb
    	php_value post_max_size 8388608
    	# upload size limit to 5Mb	
    	php_value upload_max_filesize 5242880
    	# hide errors, enable only if debug enabled
    	php_value display_errors 0
    </IfModule>
    
    # php 5, apache 1 and 2
    <IfModule mod_php5.c>
    	# default memory limit to 32Mb
    	php_value memory_limit 32M
    	# to make sure register global is off
    	php_value register_globals 0
    	# max post size to 8Mb
    	php_value post_max_size 8388608
    	# upload size limit to 5Mb	
    	php_value upload_max_filesize 5242880
    	# hide errors, enable only if debug enabled
    	php_value display_errors 0
    </IfModule>
    
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    
    RewriteEngine on
    
    # If Elgg is in a subdirectory on your site, you might need to add a RewriteBase line
    # containing the path from your site root to elgg's root. e.g. If your site is
    # http://example.com/ and Elgg is in http://example.com/sites/elgg/, you might need 
    #
    #RewriteBase /sites/elgg/
    #
    # here, only without the # in front.
    #
    # If you're not running Elgg in a subdirectory on your site, but still getting lots
    # of 404 errors beyond the front page, you could instead try:
    #
    #RewriteBase /
    
    # Pages
    ###########
    RewriteRule ^content\/?(.*)?$ mod/pages/index.php?owner=-1&page=$1 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/content\/(.*)?$ mod/pages/index.php?profile_name=$1&page=$2  [QSA,L]
    
    RewriteRule ^_templates(\/)?$ mod/template/index.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^_templates\/edit.php$ mod/template/edit.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^_templates\/preview.php$ mod/template/preview.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^_templates/css/(.+)$ mod/template/css.php?template=$1
    
    RewriteRule ^(.+)\/rssstyles.xsl$ mod/newsclient/styles.php?rssurl=$1&url=$1
    
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/dashboard(\/)?$ mod/adash/index.php?user=$1
    
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/profile(\/)?$ profile/index.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/tags(\/)?$ search/personaltags.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/rss\/(.+)\/?$ profile/rss2.php?profile_name=$1&tag=$2
    
    # Invite
    #########
    RewriteRule ^invite\/$ mod/invite/index.php
    ReWriteRule ^invite\/join\/([A-Za-z0-9]+)$ mod/invite/join.php?invitecode=$1
    ReWriteRule ^register$ mod/invite/register.php
    RewriteRule ^forgottenpassword$ mod/invite/forgotten_password.php
    RewriteRule ^newpassword\/([A-Za-z0-9]+)$ mod/invite/new_password.php?passwordcode=$1
    
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)(\/)?$ profile/index.php?profile_name=$1
    
    # Activity
    ###########
    RewriteRule ^_activity\/$ mod/activity/index.php
    RewriteRule ^_activity\/index.php$ mod/activity/index.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    
    # Communities
    ##############
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/communities\/?$ mod/community/index.php?friends_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/communities\/owned$ mod/community/owned.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/communities\/new$ mod/community/new.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/delete$ mod/community/index.php?profile_name=$1&action=community:delete
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/requests$ mod/community/requests.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/requests\/aprove\/([0-9]+)$ mod/community/requests.php?profile_name=$1&action=community:approve:request&request_id=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/requests\/decline\/([0-9]+)$ mod/community/requests.php?profile_name=$1&action=community:decline:request&request_id=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/members$ mod/community/members.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/add\/([0-9]+)$ mod/community/index.php?friends_name=$1&friend_id=$2&action=friend
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/leave\/([0-9]+)$ mod/community/index.php?profile_name=$1&friend_id=$2&action=leave
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/separate\/([0-9]+)$ mod/community/members.php?profile_name=$1&friend_id=$2&action=separate
    RewriteRule ^community\/([0-9]+)\/?$ mod/communities/community.php?community_id=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/community\/invite$ mod/community/invite.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/communities\/invitations$ mod/community/user_community_invitations.php?profile_name=$1
    
    # Files
    ########
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/files\/?$ mod/file/index.php?files_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/files\/([0-9]+)\/?$ mod/file/index.php?files_name=$1&folder=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/files\/([0-9\-]+)\/([0-9]+)\/(.+)$ mod/file/download.php?files_name=$1&folder=$2&filename=$4&id=$3
    RewriteRule ^(([A-Za-z0-9])[A-Za-z0-9]+)\/files\/rss\/?$ mod/newsclient/static.php?username=$1&userref=$2&type=files
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/files\/rss\/(.+)\/?$ mod/file/rss2.php?files_name=$1&tag=$2
    RewriteRule ^_icon\/file/([-0-9]+)$ mod/file/icon.php?id=$1
    RewriteRule ^_files\/icon.php$ mod/file/icon.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    
    # Friends
    ##########
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/friends\/?$ mod/friend/index.php?friends_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/friendsof\/?$ mod/friend/friendsof.php?friends_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/friends\/requests?$ mod/friend/requests.php?friends_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/foaf\/?$ mod/friend/foaf.php?friends_name=$1
    
    # Icons
    ########
    RewriteRule ^_icons\/$ mod/icons/index.php
    RewriteRule ^_icon\/user/([-0-9]+)$ mod/icons/icon.php?id=$1
    RewriteRule ^_icon\/user/([-0-9]+)\/([A-Za-z])\/([0-9]+)$ mod/icons/icon.php?id=$1&constraint1=$2&size1=$3
    RewriteRule ^_icon\/user/([-0-9]+)\/([A-Za-z])\/([0-9]+)\/([A-Za-z])\/([0-9]+)$ mod/icons/icon.php?id=$1&constraint1=$2&size1=$3&constraint2=$4&size2=$5
    
    # Tags
    ###########
    
    RewriteRule ^tag\/(.+)\/?$ search/all.php?tag=$1
    RewriteRule ^rsstag\/(.+)\/?$ search/rss.php?tag=$1
    RewriteRule ^tag\/(.+)/ecl\/?$ search/ecl.php?tag=$1
    
    
    # Newsclient
    ############
    RewriteRule ^(([A-Za-z0-9])[A-Za-z0-9]+)\/rss\/?$ mod/newsclient/static.php?username=$1&userref=$2&type=profile
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/newsclient\/?$ mod/newsclient/subscriptions.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/newsclient\/all\/?$ mod/newsclient/index.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/newsclient\/all\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/newsclient/index.php?profile_name=$1&feed_offset=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/feeds\/?$ mod/newsclient/subscriptions.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/feeds\/all\/?$ mod/newsclient/index.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/feeds\/all\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/newsclient/index.php?profile_name=$1&feed_offset=$2
    RewriteRule ^_rss\/([A-Za-z_]+).php$ mod/newsclient/$1.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    
    # Users
    ########
    RewriteRule ^_userdetails\/$ mod/users/index.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^_userdetails\/index.php$ mod/users/index.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    
    # Weblog
    ########
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/?$ mod/blog/index.php?weblog_name=$1
    ReWriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/index.php?weblog_name=$1&weblog_offset=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/edit$ mod/blog/edit.php?profile_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/edit\/([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/edit.php?profile_name=$1&weblog_post_id=$2&action=edit
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/archive\/?$ mod/blog/archive.php?weblog_name=$1
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/archive\/([0-9]+)\/([0-9]+)\/?$ mod/blog/archive_month.php?weblog_name=$1&year=$2&month=$3
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/friends\/?$ mod/blog/friends.php?weblog_name=$1
    ReWriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/friends\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/friends.php?weblog_name=$1&weblog_offset=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/interesting\/?$ mod/blog/interesting.php?weblog_name=$1
    ReWriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/interesting\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/interesting.php?weblog_name=$1&weblog_offset=$2
    RewriteRule ^[A-Za-z0-9]+\/weblog\/([0-9]+)\.html$ mod/blog/view_post.php?post=$1
    RewriteRule ^[A-Za-z0-9]+\/weblog\/([0-9]+)\.html.([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/view_post.php?post=$1&commentpage=$2
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/rss\/(.+)\/?$ mod/blog/rss2.php?weblog_name=$1&tag=$2&modifier=is
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/rssnot\/(.+)\/?$ mod/blog/rss2.php?weblog_name=$1&tag=$2&modifier=not
    RewriteRule ^(([A-Za-z0-9])[A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/rss\/?$ mod/newsclient/static.php?username=$1&userref=$2&type=weblog
    RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/category\/([^\/]+)\/?$ mod/blog/index.php?weblog_name=$1&filter=$2
    ReWriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9]+)\/weblog\/category\/([^\/]+)\/skip=([0-9]+)$ mod/blog/index.php?weblog_name=$1&filter=$2&weblog_offset=$3
    ReWriteRule ^weblog\/everyone$ mod/blog/everyone.php
    ReWriteRule ^weblog\/everyone\/(people|communities|commented|uncommented)$ mod/blog/everyone.php?filter=$1
    ReWriteRule ^weblog\/everyone\/skip\/([0-9]+.*)$ mod/blog/everyone.php?weblog_offset=$1
    
    
    # Some blogging clients probe Wordpress or MoveableType endpoints,
    # redirect them to the Elgg xml-rpc endpoint
    #
    RewriteRule xml-rpc.php _rpc/RPC2.php
    RewriteRule mt/mt-xmlrpc.cgi _rpc/RPC2.php
    
    # Rewrite rules for rpc transition to mod/ in v0.9+ so we don't break things
    #
    RewriteRule ^_rpc/RPC2.php$ mod/rpc/RPC2.php
    RewriteRule ^_rpc/rsd.php$ mod/rpc/rsd.php?%{QUERY_STRING}
    
    </IfModule>
    
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Is mod_rewrite enabled? Are there any errors in Apache's error log?
    Which distribution are you using?
     
  3. cruz

    cruz New Member

    elgg install trubble

    Yes mod_rewrite is installed and enabled. It is elgg-0.9.2. I am trying to install. I see in the docs this.
    HTML:
    Your  Apache configuration  must have AllowOverride set to All for the directory where Elgg is installed.
    How do I check this? Thanks. There are no errors in apache because I did not try to install without the.htaccess file and it will not bring up the install with it in the root. I am using Apache 2.2
    New info...I was looking in the vhost for the site I am trying to setup elgg on and this is what is in there.
    HTML:
    <Directory /var/www/web4/web>
       Options +Indexes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews
       AllowOverride None
       Order allow,deny
       allow from all
       AddHandler mod_python .py
       PythonHandler mod_python.publisher
       PythonDebug On
     </Directory>
    
    Dose this need to be changed? if so please tell me what to change and why so I can understand. thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Please change
    Code:
    AllowOverride None
    to
    Code:
    AllowOverride All 
    and restart Apache.
     
  5. koltz

    koltz New Member

    Thanks for the post

    I am having the same issue, but not sure where the vhost is located. I found the main vhosts file, but not sure where the individual ones are located as you are mentioning in the thread?

    Thanks,

    Corey
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Which distribution are you using?
     
  7. Christian

    Christian New Member

    Trouble installing crontab

    I'm using "The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 9.04 [ISPConfig 3]" install and i'm installing elgg.

    But when I want to install the crontab I get the following error:

    Code:
    "crontab.example":8: bad minute
    errors in crontab file, can't install.
    
    I must ad to this that i'm not installing the elgg to the root folder
    "/var/www/www.website.com/web" but in a subdirectory
    "/var/www/www.website.com/web/elgg" so I also placed "/data/" at "/www/data/".
    Further I followed the How To.

    Can anyone help?
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's in crontab.example?
     
  9. Christian

    Christian New Member

    Hi Falko,

    This is what I have in my crontab (It's the default list btw)

    Code:
    # Crontab example.
    #
    # This file is an example of triggering Elgg cron events. Modify and register events 
    # as appropriate.
    #
    # See http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/Cron for more information
    #
    # @author Marcus Povey
    
    # Location of GET (see: http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/What_is_get)
    GET='/usr/bin/GET'
    
    # Location of your site (don't forget the trailing slash!)
    ELGG='http://www.mywebsite.com/'
    
    # The crontab
    # Don't edit below this line!
    @reboot $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/reboot/
    * * * * * $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/minute/
    */5 * * * * $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/fiveminute/
    15,30,45,59 * * * * $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/fifteenmin/
    30,59 * * * * $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/halfhour/
    @hourly $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/hourly/
    @daily $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/daily/
    @weekly $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/weekly/
    @monthly $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/monthly/
    @yearly $GET ${ELGG}pg/cron/yearly/
    
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Looks ok. You can run
    Code:
    crontab -e
    manually and paste the contents of that file.
     

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