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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] rewrite not working
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:23:28 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Heal [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:41 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] rewrite not working
> I am trying to use rewrite 

To do what? Give example of input URL and desired output URL.

> and it is not working. 

In what way? What do you want to happen, what actaully happens?

> I have a 
> debian sarge system. Here are the pertinent facts from the 
> conf file and error log. If I remove the <Driectory> block 
> the systems works fine.

It is far from clear what you are trying to achieve and what effects you
are seeing. The error message may or may not be connected to the
problem, but since the problem is under-defined, it's not possible to
say if it's relevant.

Other tips:

- put "RewriteEngine on" before any other rewrite directives
- keep it simple to start with; do you really need to invoke symlinks
right away? Try to get it "working" with static files before folding in
additional complications.
- ditto for "Deny from env=anonymous_spider"

Owen Boyle
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> I know I am missing something but not sure what.
> ii  apache         1.3.33-6sarge2 versatile, high-performance 
> HTTP server
> ii  apache-common  1.3.33-6sarge2 support files for all 
> Apache webservers
> ii  apache2-utils  2.0.54-5sarge1 utility programs for webservers
> Alias /twiki/ "/var/www/twiki/"
> BrowserMatchNoCase ^$ anonymous_spider
> <Directory "/var/www/twiki/">
>         Options +FollowSymLinks
>         DirectoryIndex index.html
>         RewriteRule /index\.html /bin/view [R]
>         RewriteEngine on
>         Order Allow,Deny
>         Allow from all
>         Deny from env=anonymous_spider
> </Directory>
> [Wed Oct  4 15:15:39 2006] [error] [client] 
> Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which 
> implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden: 
> /var/www/twiki/pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/background_input.gif
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