[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#723620: mediawiki: Default installation does not work (Apache 2.4 problem)

Matthew Gabeler-Lee cheetah at fastcat.org
Thu Sep 19 02:20:30 UTC 2013

Thorsten Glaser <t.glaser at tarent.de> wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Sep 2013, Matthew Gabeler-Lee wrote:
>> The problem seems to do with the change in syntax for Apache 2.4
>> rules.  Prior bug#669832 mentions a fix that worked for me (change in
>> allow/deny syntax in /etc/mediawiki/apache.conf).  However, that bug
>> marked closed without such a fix being applied to the mediawiki
>Hm, people told me it was enough. But I have got an idea.
>Can you please run:
>$ sudo a2enmod access_compat
>Then try again? If that helps, I’ll just call that from
>the postinst maintainer script, like we do in FusionForge.

First thing I checked, but that module was already enabled, I think by the default install, or possibly by phpmyadmin, which was the only other apache package I had installed at that point.

This is not the first time I've seen access_compat fail to work as expected, though I'm not sure if that's a bug, or a limitation in the module.

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