What Linux distro are you using?
Can you tell me what user Apache is running as? The environment variables
say it's running as root, but it's unlikely that's true. The ownership
should be changed to whatever Apache is running as. Apache should *never*
run as root, so it's important to make sure of that.
Is your site really listed as reviews.example.com? You'll need to use
*your* hostname during installation.
Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
VMware, Inc. - http://www.vmware.com
On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:18 AM, Krzysiek Melon <wielkizielonyme...@gmail.com
> Ladies and germs, I have the following problem:
> I want to try out the ReviewBoard for my code review. I am trying to
> install it locally, but unfortunately to no avail. I follow the instruction
> from the following sites:
> My configuration?
> ----Apache server, mod_wsgi (compiled), memcached, SQLite, Amazon S3
> Support, OyLucene
> ----My httpd.conf (the last part) looks like this:
> # ReviewBoard stuff
> <VirtualHost *:80>
> ServerName /var/www/reviews.example.com
> DocumentRoot "/var/www/reviews.example.com/htdocs"
> SetEnv HOME "/var/www/reviews.example.com/data"
> # Error handlers
> ErrorDocument 500 /errordocs/500.html
> WSGIPassAuthorization On
> WSGIScriptAlias "/" "/var/www/reviews.example.com/htdocs/reviewboard.wsgi/
> <Directory "/var/www/reviews.example.com/htdocs">
> AllowOverride All
> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
> Allow from all
> # Alias static media requests to filesystem
> Alias /media "/var/www/reviews.example.com/htdocs/media"
> Alias /errordocs "/var/www/reviews.example.com/htdocs/errordocs"
> Alias /favicon.ico "/var/www/
> ----I start apache server with the command: sudo
> /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start
> ----with the following result:
> --------AH00558: httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's fully
> qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' directive
> globally to suppress this message
> Unfortunately, I only get the following message when I open the
> reviewboard site:
> "Manual server updates required
> A recent upgrade requires manual updates to be made on this server. After
> these changes are made, you should restart your server.
> If you have any questions or problems, please contact us on our mailing
> "Your site's data directory isn't properly set up. This directory is where
> Review Board will store various state and configuration needed to access
> Your data directory is currently at: /var/www/reviews.example.com/data
> Permission problems
> The data directory must be writable by the web server. On Linux/Unix/Mac,
> you can fix this by typing:
> $ sudo chown -R root "/var/www/reviews.example.com/data"
> On Windows, right-click the data directory and change the ownership to
> Any hints? I also don't understand the last message, since the ownership
> of this directory is "root".
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