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Re: builtin httpd + pub dirs = snafu

On Jun 21, 2011, at 10:52 PM, Eric d'Halibut wrote:
> I want the included (with the distro) httpd to read users' public_html
> dirs. The man page suggests 'public_html' is the default for
> translating /~user/ e.g. to /home/user/public_html.

Yes.  This depends on having userdir module loaded and enabled, via something 
like [1]:

LoadModule userdir_module libexec/apache2/

<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
    UserDir public_html

<Directory /home/*/public_html>
    AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec

> So, for a typical user, let's call him "Bob," I have a
> /home/bob/public_html/index.html file set up.
> httpd complains however:
> -snip-
>   404 Not Found
>   ~bob/index.html:
> This item has not been found
> -snip-
> Thoughts, anyone?

Is the entire path to the file accessible to the user httpd runs as?
What does the server error log say?


[1]: "the distro" doesn't translate into a specific version # the way "httpd 
-v" does. 

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