0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2007 1:18 AM by Newsgroup_User

    OT: .htaccess files on a Mac

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      If you've ever set up .htaccess files and virtual hosts on a Mac, what
      steps did you follow?

      I'm using the preconfigured packaged MAMP (Apache, PHP and MySQL). After
      installing it, I set up my virtual hosts and copied some websites from
      my PC to my Mac, only to discover that my .htaccess files aren't
      functioning. I thought it might have to do with the fact that my
      .htaccess files were created with Notepad.

      But according to this article...


      ....htaccess files don't work on Mac's unless you do the following:

      1) Open the httpd.conf file and uncomment these three lines:

      #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
      #AddModule mod_rewrite.c
      #AccessFilename .htaccess

      > The 2nd and 3rd lines were already uncommented. The closest I found
      to the first line was the following, which was also uncommented:

      LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/httpd/mod_rewrite.so

      I left it alone.

      2) Change "AllowOverride None" to "AllowOverride All" in both the
      httpd.conf and /private/etc/httpd/users/MyName.conf files.

      3) Restart Apache.

      I did all the above - and it killed all my virtual hosts. I'm using a
      preconfigured package called MAMP. After undoing the changes, I
      restarted my servers with the MAMP icon, but nothing happened. So I went
      into Apple's System Preferences > Web Sharing, and restarted it. That
      restored my virtual hosts.

      That made me wonder if the Apache server that came pre-installed with my
      MacBook Pro is still running. In fact, I wonder if my websites have been
      feeding off the original Apache rather than MAMP's Apache. If so, how do
      I shut it off, without affecting my MAMP programs? What else do I need
      to do to make my .htaccess files work on a Mac? Should I recreate my
      .htaccess files in a native Mac text editor?


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