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  • Hello,

    I am following the detailed instructions and get stuck
    on step 5 (Run the Install Script). I get a 403 when I try
    to access: http://<my server>/blog/wp-admin/install.php.

    Browser output:
    You don’t have permission to access /blog/wp-admin/install.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Error Log:
    (13)Permission denied: access to /blog/wp-admin/install.php denied

    All the files are owned by apache:apache and have permissions 777.

    I have already installed mediawiki on this box, so php
    seems to be working fine. This is a RedHat box running

    There are no .htaccess files starting from the DocumentRoot.

    Can someone help?

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  • Files never need 777 to work – at least in my experience.
    With the default 644 the install always works for me.

    Thread Starter tarak


    I tried 644 755 and 777. Neither of them worked. My guess is its not file permissions but something else, but I provided the information in case I was missing something.


    Thread Starter tarak


    This worked:

    Initially, I had moved the directory where the tarball
    was untar-ed to the html directory and changed the permissions.

    That did not work. Later on, I created a directory and
    copied all the files to that directory. That worked fine.
    What could have been the reason?

    Probably it’s an ownership issue: when you used the untar-whatever… maybe the owner was not you but the server or… ?
    I am not a server expert but I remember cases when manipulating things on the server resulted in different ownership than in the case of you creating it and uploading the files.

    Thread Starter tarak


    In all the cases – untar, move, copy, the user was ‘root’

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