[kwlug-disc] Drupal issue my Google-Fu is not strong enough to answer apparently
R. Brent Clements
rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 00:25:54 EDT 2011
My understanding is the clean url feature hides all of the
non-human-readable parts of the URLs that make up the site. In a
fashion similiar to what tinyurl does, but dynamically for the pages
on the site
On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:14 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Can you explain?
> The only thing I could think of was index.php not being set as the default
> file - given the thread participants, I didn't think that explanation
> I know nothing of drupal, but the only thing I can think of that explains
> Brent's problem and solution is that at time of repository
> install/configuration, the presence of index.php was not detected, so not
> built into those files. Otherwise, I'd a thought an Apache restart would
> restore expected functionality. Since it evidently didn't ...
> (and it being likely others will run into this problem)
> Can you explain?
> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 07/11/2011 8:05 PM:
>> It is probably the clean url feature then.
>>> On 2011-07-11 8:02 PM, "R. Brent Clements" <rbclemen at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:rbclemen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Thanks for all your help. I solved the problem by wiping the
>>> /var/www directory clean, deleting the database, and starting
>>> over. Something about not having the .htaccess file in place
>>> during installation is apparently the issue. Should have
>>> followed directions closer I guess
> R. Brent Clements wrote, On 07/11/2011 5:43 PM:
>> Just installed Drupal 7.4 on a virtually fresh Ubuntu 11.4 install.
>> The installation went relatively smoothly and I ended up on the default
>> page logged in as the administration user as I would
>> expect, but every link I click sends me to a completely blank page
>> (WSOD apparently) UNTIL I go into the address bar and add index.php
>> manually into the page address. But I have to do this for every
>> click. Is there something I should be doing to the Drupal or
>> Apache configuration to make this work? I have not made any
>> changes to the modules on drupal yet. All help I found for this
>> points to specific modules causing the problem, but I haven't added
>> or even enabled any yet.
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