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Bug 13410 - Install doco could use a pointer on "index.php"
Install doco could use a pointer on "index.php"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Documentation (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-03-18 02:35 UTC by Baylink@en
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Baylink@en 2008-03-18 02:35:38 UTC
Installing 1.11 from .tbz on Slack 12, I find that the default Apache 2.2 install, even after enabling PHP5, does not define "index.php" as a valid index page name, and worse, if you don't have Options Indexes enabled for your MW install tree, then all you get is 403 Forbidden as a response, which makes it easy to waste lots of time trying to figure out how the permissions could *possibly* be wrong.

A note at the appropriate spot in the INSTALL file on this issue might be helpful; oddly, the apache config on my laptop doesn't seem to have the directive in question, but if the appropriate maintainer needs the pointer, I can supply it.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2008-07-19 12:58:51 UTC
We do not cover the web server installation, most Linux distributions already
set index.php as a default handler when installing the php package.

You might want to refer to slack so they enable it when installing PHP5 :)

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