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Totally BOGUS: Subdirectory Installation Does Not Work (10 posts)

  1. otrcomm
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I have seen many other people with this same problem and read a few convoluted "fixes" but none worked.

    I am trying to install on a system the does not have a domain name but is referenced by IP. How do you get wordpressmu to create subdirectories in the root directory of the blog space? I do not need to use mod_rewrite with subdirectories!!!

    I have set the root directory of the blog space to 777, doesn't help.

    I have added a <directory> block for the root blog space in httpd.conf to allow all overrides, doesn't help.

    When I try to create the new blog, I do not get any errors and I get the email to activate it. When I click on the activation link, it does generate an entry in mysql and the blog does show up in the site admin list of blogs.

    The php code can not create the directory space for the new blog! Is this a setting in php.ini?

    You can see this at http://69.80.69.54/blogs

    then click on the fiona the cat blog link and you will get a file not found error cause it ain't there, but it should be!

    If anyone can get it to create a new blog, I need to know how.

    Thanks,
    Murrah Boswell

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I shouldn't post when I'm in a bad mood.

    Just search the forums here, there's plenty of info.

    "I am trying to install on a system the does not have a domain name but is referenced by IP."

    Nope, not going to work.

    "The php code can not create the directory space for the new blog!"

    Their VIRTUAL.

    They don't exist.

  3. otrcomm
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hello,

    subdomains are virtual, subdirectories are not!

    the problem is that the system can not create a directory off the root blogs directory and populate it with boilerplate scripts and subdirectories.

    http://bogart.somedomain.com would be a subdomain configuration for a blog called bogart (which requires mod_rewrite), and http://www.somedomain.com/blogs/bogart would be a subdirectory configuration for the same blog (and not require mod_rewrite).

    Even when I create a subdirectory called 'bogart' and then create a blog called 'bogart' wordpressmu does not give any errors, but it also does no populate the bogart subdirectory. However, all the configurations in mysql point to a subdirectory called bogart which ain't there so the system bombs.

    Then, if all the blogs are 'virtual', meaning that they are dynamically generated from mysql I suppose, what is the difference to mod_rewrite if it is an IP or a domain?

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.
    Their VIRTUAL.

    It's not mod_rewrite that cares about an ip, it's MU itself. It needs a domain. It won't even take localhost. Then again, there is PLENTY of references to that within the forum here.

  5. otrcomm
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Okay, so I setup a domain on my local network, summerlanegv.lcl, removed wordpressmu and resinstalled. Then during setup, told it to use subdomains. So then when I created a blog, it tried to go to http://fiona.summelanegv.lcl/blogs and raised an error. Obviously you can not get to the url above since it is on my local network, but following the instructions (not pouring through the forum here), it still does not work. I have apache with mod_rewrite active, the .htaccess file turns ReWriteEngine On, so what good is a system if the installation installation instructions either do not work or are not complete?

    Does someone have a step by step set of instructions that work?

  6. heyguy
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    When I first started with mu I looked all over the place for easy to follow installation instructions with no real luck. Then I found the README (imagine, instructions included in the package!) and all was right with the world again.

    It really does work.

  7. otrcomm
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    heyguy,

    thanks!

    yeah it does work! i never doubted, just didn't know how to get there.

    RTFM, that was the kick in the butt i needed! so the subdomain install worked okay, now to see if i can get the subdirectory install to work in an IP based server without my internal net domain name.

  8. otrcomm
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    okay, good! it works with subdirectories on a routable outside IP.

    again, thanks heyguy!

  9. heyguy
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Glad you got it figured out. Enjoy.

  10. ripleyR
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    otrcomm did you do something special to get it going?

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