[thelist] Turning on .htaccess in Apache Mac OS X

Peter-Paul Koch pp.koch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 10:23:56 CST 2005

> > I can of course test everything on my external server, but I'd prefer
> > my internal OS X server to follow my commands. Bloody OS X shitstem.
> You could wipe OS X's Apache and reinstall it as you would on any *nix
> system.

No thanks. I have no idea how to install anything under Unix.

> > Thanks anyway, and if somebody has an additional clue, please tell me.
> If <Directory> is not your cup of tea and you really need to have
> .htaccess, then try having a look at http://www.macdevcenter.com/ and
> put Apache in the search box. That give articles like this
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/01/29/apache_macosx_four.html?page=2

Yes! This is the clue! I changed the AllowOverride in the wrong place
in httpd.conf . I have to switch it below

DocumentRoot "/Library/WebServer/Documents"

Now everything works fine!

Thanks, all.

ppk, freelance web developer

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