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htaccess.dist ruined everything (4 posts)

  1. erinther
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I have a wmpu installation which worked very fine. I tried to modify htaccess.dist but I got error. Then I removed it and replaced it with original htaccess.dist file. Now none of blogs shows up and for exapmle for test blog( it says:
    The requested URL /test was not found on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    I don't know what to do?

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Editing the .dist file probably shoudln't have changed anything - are you sure you weren't editing htaccess. instead?

    All you do it edit the htaccess.dist again and save it as htacess. (no extension)

  3. erinther
    Posted 16 years ago #

    finally i sold it. I changed the name to .htaccess and removed BASE in the second line. Thanks for your help

  4. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    "Now I'm a little bit confused! should we have both htaccess.dist and .htaccess? if so, then I had only htaccess.dist."

    Yes, you should have both. On installation, MU take swhat is in htaccess.dist, makes light modifications with your site details and writes it to htaccess. You *need* an htaccess file for the site to work.

    It might just be easier / faster to run the install again.

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