Re: apache2 does not display blosxom blog
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 05:12:34PM -0500, Russell L. Harris wrote:
> Faced with the prospect of frequent regular updates to WordPress
> (entirely too much hassle; this appears to be a result of the recent
> acquisition of WordPress by Google(?)), I am considering a return to
> But I have misplaced my notes from my previous installation of
> blosxom, and I have not yet discovered how to get apache2 to display
> the blog.
> In the blosxom package, README.Debian says that data files belong in
> /var/lib/blosxom/data , and the example configuration file
> blosxom.conf agrees:
> $datadir = "/var/lib/blosxom/data"
> But testing with the URL http://localhost/blosxom/ displays a page
> which reads as follows:
> Index of /blosxom
> [ICO] Name Last modified Size Description
> [DIR] Parent Directory -
> [DIR] images/ 29-Mar-2008 01:11 -
> Apache/2.2.8 (Debian) Server at localhost Port 80
Have you got the CGI directory set up correctly in Apache?
ScriptAlias /blosxom/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/blosxom
Try running a test CGI script.
> I installed blosxom before I installed apache2. Does the installation
> sequence matter?
You could purge blosxom, then install it again if you think it matters.
> If you know of a simple and robust blogging engine which correctly
> generates RSS feeds, I am open to recommendations. The blog is for my
> own postings, and not for comments. I need only text -- no images, no
> bells and whistles.
Blosxom - version 2.0-13
apache2 - 2.0.54-4