[mythtv-users] Did MythWeb 0.16 fry anyone elses gentoo machine?
tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 16:34:21 EDT 2004
As I've been bemoaning in the gentoo forums, upgrading to MythWeb 0.16 has
left me with a completely and utterly useless apache2.
Yes, this is a gentoo-specific question. I already posted their forums, but
no-one seems interested or knows anything about it. Here's the story as I
Did an emerge sync and emerge -uv world to upgrade everything in my myth suite.
Unbeknownst to me, mythweb 0.16 depends on a (I think) gentoo-specific
package called webapp-config which is apparently designed for installing
web applications (what the hell is wrong with tar zxvf?!). I later found
out it displays a warning during compilation when no-one is going to be
looking (why the hell can't they go the debian route and have
post/pre-install notification scripts?!)
* Now that you have upgraded webapp-config, you **must** update your
* config files in /etc/vhosts/webapp-config before you emerge any
* packages that use webapp-config.
From the documentation, it seems you only need webapp-config if you're
running virtual hosts, which I don't want to do on this box. As to what I
have to update my config files to, I have absolutely no idea, because
no-one seems to know anything about this program. The config file in
question is /etc/vhosts/webapp-config (most comments removed):
# VHOST_ROOT is the directory where virtual host websites are added
# so, if your server is hosting (say)
# then the htdocs directory for each of these would be
# Change this setting *only* if you need your websites installed in
# a different physical location
#DO NOT EDIT THESE VARIABLES
Thankfully for me, most of these variables are explained heavily in the
manpages. Oh wait, no they're not.
After re-merging mythweb again, I saw I also missed another warning message:
* vhosts USE flag not set - auto-installing using webapp-config
* This is an installation
* mythweb-0.16 is not installed - using install mode
* Running /usr/sbin/webapp-config -I -h localhost -u root -d /mythweb
^o^ hiding config/._cfg0001_conf.php
* mythweb-0.16 does not install any files from
Highly confusing, if you ask me. A quick "locate mythweb" shows that
mythweb 0.16 is now happily living in /usr/share/webapps, rather than the
more common /var/www/localhost/htdocs to which I had become accustomed.
Anyway, the upshot of all this is that *very single page* apache2 serves
now results in a 403 forbidden, even the basic index.html. I've tried
mucking around with my config files, uninstalling this hellish
webapp-config thing, reinstalling apache, and it still won't go away.
Obviously, permissions are all set fine, and all the error logs say is
"permission denied". I can't find out what the hell is blocking everything.
This is turning into the most idiotic "simple upgrade breaks apache"
escapade I've ever seen!
If anyone knows anything about this, I'd be much obliged if you could point
me in the right direction, even if it's a debian ISO - I'll even mail you a
lollipop for your troubles. Failing that, a way to quickly excise any trace
of anything vhosts-related on my system would also not go amiss. Failing
that, a shirty bug report and a debian ISO...
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