[pmwiki-users] Installation - newbie question

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 15:09:35 CST 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 3:01 PM, <mduvall at bates.edu> wrote:
> Quoting Tegan Dowling <tmdowling at gmail.com> from Tue, 08 Jan 2008:
> > On Jan 8, 2008 2:28 PM, <mduvall at bates.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> My apologies...  I have installed pmwiki-2.1.27 on a linux box, and
> >> the site comes up just fine with no errors.  One hitch - I cannot edit
> >> any pages.  I do not see anything in the documentation to help.  Is
> >> there a trick?
> >
> >
> > Any error message?  Or is it that you just edit, click save, and the page
> > reverts to its previous state?
> >
> > Do you have an .htaccess file in your root directory?  What's in it?
> it is the later (no error message), and no there is no .htaccess file.
>  File permissions seem ok - apache created wiki.d and can write to
> it.  I have an edit password, but I can enter that.

> thanks,
> md

You probably need an .htaccess file -- that's probably the problem.
Mine is in the root directory of my wiki -- the same directory as the
files pmwiki.php and index.php -- and it contains just this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^([A-Z].*) /index.php?n=$1 [L,qsappend]
RewriteRule ^$ /index.php [L,qsappend]

Note that .htaccess is considered a hidden file on many systems.  You
may need to make sure your ftp/ssh/other file-system-viewer software
will allow you to see it -- this is also the usual reason the
.htaccess file doesn't get copied with the other files to a new
installation in the first place.

Finally, please copy the users' list (and don't top-post) if you need more help.


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