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Newbie with rewritetest error

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Community Member, 2 Posts

23 September 2008 at 7:32pm

Hi all. I've tried installing SS on my Vista machine, running Apache. I'm fairly new to php and have installed EasyPHP locally and successfully developed a few basic php apps. I tried installing SS into www/silverstripe (http://localhost/silverstripe). I'm getting what seems to be a common error with Vista, but I've been unable to solve the problem - or see where to go next. The error on install is:

ERROR: mod_rewrite not working, redirecting to mod_rewrite test page

then it tries to redirect to rewritetest but times out.

I've tried going to http://localhost/silverstripe/home/successfullyinstalled?flush=1 but I get this error:
Not Found

The requested URL /silverstripe/home/successfullyinstalled was not found on this server.
(there is no 'home' directory in the silverstripe folder)

When I go back and try to run the installer I see:

Note: It seems as though SilverStripe is already installed here. If you ask me to install, I will overwrite the .htaccess and mysite/_config.php files.
I'm on a bit of a steep learning curve here right now, so I'm hoping someone will help. Hopefully it's something simple that I'm just not 'getting'.

Thanks much.


Community Member, 2 Posts

23 September 2008 at 7:55pm

I've figured it out. Did a bit more reading and realised that even though mod_rewrite was enabled I still needed to AllowOveride All for the current path. Which I did and that works. One question, thoug: Should I have enabled Allow Overwrite for the whole www directory or just the silverstripe directory? I enabled it for www.
Thanks again.


Community Member, 199 Posts

14 October 2008 at 9:59pm

Hi Webfaery,

How did you AllowOveride All for the current path??