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I am new to Twiki and am having trouble getting past the first installation steps. When I click on 'Configure' from the default twiki screen (http://domain.com/twiki), the configure page/script displays in the browser as text. No other configurations have been made yet because I cannot get past this screen. Any suggestions or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I created a new .htaccess file in the bin directory with default settings and reloaded the twiki configure page. This time, I got prompted for a login and to click Cancel if no Twiki login exists. I clicked 'Cancel' and received the following error: {ScriptUrlPath}/view/TWiki/TWikiRegistration as text in the browser. Which file(s) do I need to edit to change the URLPath? Thanks for all the help!

The {ScriptURLPath} in the LocalSite.cfg in the lib directory has "/twiki/bin" as the default setting. I did take the .txt off the original LocalSite.cfg file to use that rather than twiki.cfg for global settings.


TWiki version: Twiki 4
TWiki plugins:
Server OS:
Web server: Apache
Perl version:
Client OS:
Web Browser:

-- WesShi - 28 Jun 2006


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Please check your htaccess files : the SetHandler cgi-script directive may be not set up.

-- BenoitFauvel - 28 Jun 2006

We need more than 3 lines to help you.

Can you take us through the steps you have taken until you get to where you are now? Especially how did you configure apache? On a hosted site this may either be in a special config file or using .htaccess files.

-- KennethLavrsen - 28 Jun 2006

This is on Dreamhost (shared hosting), so apache cannot be configured with a normal account. I use Dreamhost for TWiki, and it works well except for the speed.

You can leave the .htaccess file as is. But the bin directory should have chmod 711, and all residing files within chmod 755. Other files will be fine with 644.

-- ArthurClemens - 28 Jun 2006

Given the number of times I repeat this in Support web and irc, I need to create a macro for entering this info: see the note at the end of INSTALL.html for info on a quick way to adjust the permissions in the pub (and data) directories for hosted sites. I pushed for including this specifically because my experience with dreamhost was that TWiki would not run correctly without these changes to permissions. Regarding use of the bin/.htaccess file in a dreamhost installation, I simply copy the htacces.txt file that's in the distribution and delete everything except the "set handler" line. That's the only thing you need.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 29 Jun 2006

This asks for a Dreamhost install SupplementalDocument in the TWiki web.

-- PeterThoeny - 29 Jun 2006

I'm not so sure if additional documentation is needed in this case. Neither of the issues I mention above are specific to dreamhost but seem to be common to most hosted installations.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 29 Jun 2006

Good point. The standard installation docs should be updated for hosted installs, or a generic supplemental install doc for hosted sites should be created.

-- PeterThoeny - 01 Jul 2006

DreamhostSetupNotes is probably a bit out of date, but does provide a generic setup approach for Dreamhost. Due to their use of suexec as part of SecureSetup, it's important to get the directory permissions exactly right.

-- RichardDonkin - 05 Jul 2006

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