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March 10th, 2010, 08:01 AM
Hi, how would I fix this error?

I looked at my apache2 logs.

here is what they show in the error log:
[Wed Mar 10 01:56:34 2010] [crit] [client] (13)Permission denied: /home/user/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

the server is located at /etc/apache2 the default place.

I don't know what to do.

how do I fix this?

Ryan Dwyer
March 10th, 2010, 09:41 AM
The filesystem permissions on the .htaccess file prevent the web server from reading it.

Run ls -l /home/user/.htaccess to see who the owner is. Change the owner to your apache user (usually www-data) using sudo chown www-data.www-data /home/user/.htaccess.