This is not a Galaxy problem per se, but a problem during Galaxy setup
so maybe others will have an insight.


So we're installing our own Galaxy for production / general use. I've
been following the config and advanced config guides and installed
Galaxy in its own account and home directory. It runs off the built-in
web-server fine - the problem comes when I try to put it through an
Apache proxy. Galaxy has to run off a subdirectory
(http://foobar/galaxy) and if I just rewrite everything through there
(RewriteRule ^/galaxy(.*) http://localhost:7070$1 [P]), it works fine.


The problem comes when I introduce the rewrite rules to have Apache
serve the static content directly. None of the static content shows up
and the error log shows "(13) permission denied" errors. Things I have


*         Logged the rewrite calls to see they rewrite to the correct
paths for the static content

*         Checked the proxy-filter and filter-with declarations

*         Checked the unix permissions on the static dir

*         Tested for non-existent or incorrect paths (which generate a
different error)

*         Inserted directory declarations to "Allow from all" for the
static dir

*         Checked for and tried .htaccess files

*         SELinux is disabled


I feel I must have a blindspot about the solution - any ideas about
where else to look? Technical details: cloned the latest Galaxy
distribution, running on Fedora 9, Apache 2.2.



Paul Agapow (

Bioinformatics, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency


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