Error: Debian/Apache2/WebDAV - Permission denied: Could not open property database.

You use Apache2 with WebDAV on Debian and see this in Apache's error log (/var/log/apache2/error.log):

[Wed Jun 11 15:39:04 2008] [error] [client 192.168.0.46] (13)Permission denied: Could not open property database. [500, #1]

 

Solution

This means that /var/lock/apache2 is not owned by the Apache user (www-data on Debian). You can fix this problem by running:

chown www-data /var/lock/apache2

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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