Topic: OS X Server, Apache & permissions
Aargh... The mega-unfriendly Unix underpinnings of Mac OS X...
I am trying to deploy my first Rails site on Apache. The server supports multiple sites, each in a subdirectory of a directory "www" at root level on the hard disk. Apache points to the correct directory for each site, and this works fine for non-Rails pages.
When I try to access the Rails site, I get an error:
You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/1.3.33 Server at www.everyaustralia.com Port 16080
If I load an index.html file into this directory this works - so it doesnt seem to be a problem with the permissions on the directory itself.
Am I pointing Apache to the correct directory? (I am pointing to the base directory for the site, the directory which contains the app, components.config etc subdirectories.)
I tried to run console from the directory but I cant even figure out how to change directory into the www directory (I am stuck in users/administrator and cannot change to the root level www directory). I thought HELP might actually help me here - but, no...
Has anyone else encounted this issue?