[TYPO3-english] Re: "Server Error" on install page after creation of ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL

Jennifer Koenig jenka13all at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 15:57:38 CET 2013

Sooo... I found out what the problem was by checking out my apache error.log, which told me that the file "LocalConfiguration.php" was not writable.  The file (which should have been found in the directory "typo3conf") did not even actually exist.  Write permissions were all ok, but someone advised me to make sure that the owner of the whole web docroot was the same as the apache owner: otherwise the folder would not be writable.  

The owners were NOT the same, so we did a chown on the web document root, changing it to the same owner as the apache2 folder, and refreshed the page.  After that, everything worked!

On Ubuntu:

check var/log/apache2/error.log

check owners of running processes by typing in the command line: ps aux

change owner recursively to (apache owner) on current directory (web docroot): chown -R apacheowner .

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