Oct 221998

FrontPage 98 – publishing problems

This article talks about how I had trouble publishing and how I fixed it.

The problem

After all of my trials with Apache, I finally got around to trying to publish to the virtual webs I had just set up.  However, I found a great number of problems.   My first problem was trying to remember the passwords.  After getting that sorted out, I found I was receiving an error message long the following lines:
Server Error: Server is busy.  Please try again later.

Some searching with Deja News, I found that it was a directory permission problem.   So I fixed that.  Then I began to get the following message in /var/log/httpd-error.log:

Thu Oct 22 17:21:23 1998] access to /usr/local/www/data/racingsystem/_vti_inf.html failed for nt1.www.example.org, reason: File does not exist
[Thu Oct 22 17:23:11 1998] access to /_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.exe failed for nt1.example.org, reason: user racingsystem: password mismatch

I started playing around with the permissions of the directories and files.   Eventually, I gave up and installed Apache from scratch.  Here’s how I did that:

cd /usr/ports/www/apache-fp
make deinstall
make install

After restarting Apache, everything ran great!   I could publish whatever I wanted.