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SID-02256: GUI is not shown when navigating to http://server/do/configure

Status: Answered Answered TWiki version: 6.0.2 Perl version: Perl 5.22.1
Category: CategoryInstallation Server OS: Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 Last update: 1 year ago

I've run through the installation instructions at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiInstallationGuide#Basic_Installation

And now when I navigate to http://server/do/configure all I can see is the contents of the file. See screenshot: BbMEpYm.jpg

Does anybody have any idea what could be causing this?

Cheers, Raf

-- Raf Speight-Kaye - 2016-10-05

Discussion and Answer

Check your Apache settings. This means that Apache considers the twiki/bin an html directory; it needs to be a script directory. Run the ApacheConfigGenerator and you should be OK.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2016-10-05

The following is my TWiki Apache config, created with the ApacheConfigGenerator http://pastebin.com/h7JGBs4i I'm on Apache 2.4.18 and this config is in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/twiki.conf

-- Raf Speight-Kaye - 2016-10-10

This looks like you need to enable the CGI module:

  • sudo a2enmod cgi
  • sudo apache2ctl restart

Per default, the CGI module is available, but not enabled in Debian/Ubuntu. I guess that after entering that command you'll get a harmless note that it will enable cgid instead of cgi, which is just as well.

This seems to be a recurring issue... The config file created by the ApacheConfigGenerator writes it explicitly as its third line, but I guess this is the wrong spot (config files are for machines, not for humans). The hint should go in the TWikiInstallationGuide, maybe someone will add corresponding information for other Linux distributions.

-- Harald Jörg - 2016-10-10

Looks like that's done it, thank you!!

-- Raf Speight-Kaye - 2016-10-12

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Status Answered
Title GUI is not shown when navigating to http://server/do/configure
SupportCategory CategoryInstallation
TWiki version 6.0.2
Server OS Ubuntu Server 16.04.1
Web server Apache 2.4.18
Perl version Perl 5.22.1
Browser & version Chrome 53.0.2785.143 m
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