Update for the FAQ

Hi,

I just read http://www.helgrim.com/rtdocs/article5.html and I have an
update for section 2.7.

It says “We kind of suspect it’s an Apache thing, and maybe with a bit
of tweaking that bug will go away”.

Well, I can say, it isn’t a bug, it’s a feature :slight_smile:

Apache is very picky about trailing slashes in Alias directives.

So if you use “Alias /rt2/ /path/to/rt2”, you actually have to type that
trailing slash, or you will get a 404 back. If you just do “Alias /rt2
/path/to/rt2” than the trailing slash isn’t necessary.

Regards,

Martin

Martin Schapendonk, martin@schapendonk.org, Phone: +31 (0)6 55770237
Student Information Systems and Management at Tilburg University

It says “We kind of suspect it’s an Apache thing, and maybe with a bit
of tweaking that bug will go away”.

Well, I can say, it isn’t a bug, it’s a feature :slight_smile:

Apache is very picky about trailing slashes in Alias directives.

So if you use “Alias /rt2/ /path/to/rt2”, you actually have to type that
trailing slash, or you will get a 404 back. If you just do “Alias /rt2
/path/to/rt2” than the trailing slash isn’t necessary.

That’s wonderful, thank you. I’ll go make that FAQ change sort of
now-ish.

(Boy, I feel silly now… I’m the one who had the Q/A session with Jesse
which resulted in that FAQ entry.)

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