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  • I’m new to WP. I am installing on a local host running CentOS 6.2 with Apache 2.2.15, php 5.3.3 and mysql 14.14. Joomla 2.5 is already installed and running fine.

    I followed the install steps from codex.wordpress. All steps went fine (??) until I got to access the blog. I get the following error:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /blog/wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS) Server at Port 80

    Joomla is installed in /var/www/html. I setup WP in /var/www/blog. All of the WP files are in the blog directory. I can access the Joomla pages via http://ip.address. I was trying to access WP via http://blog/wp-admin/install.php to run the install script when the error pops up.

    Any idea where I went wrong in the install so far.

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  • What’s your web root url? I’m betting it’s http://ip.address/ – in which case, you have to either run everything under http://ip.address/ (which would mean moving Joomla to a sub-folder). Or you’d need to set up aliases in Apache to point to folders that are outside your web root.

    yes the web root is presently ip.address. It will be changed when the server comes on-line.

    I think I would prefer to set up an aliase in Apache for the WP. I’m not sure exactly what is required, can you pleae provide the syntax? Many thanks

    They’re normally added near the end of your Apache http.conf file. One of mine (for example) is:

    Alias "/svg" "E:/data/data2/design/graphics/svg"
    <Directory "E:/data/data2/design/graphics/svg">
    Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from
    allow from 192.168
    deny from all

    which sets up http://ip-address/svg to point to a folder outside my web root. The first line syntax is:

    Alias "/alias-name" "Full-path-of-folder-this-alias-will-point-to"


    Ok that seemed to have fixed that issue. Thanks. But now I get a permissions issue:


    You don’t have permission to access /blog/wp-admin/install.php on this server.
    Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS) Server at Port 80

    Do you know what the unix permissions should be in the path leading up to and including install.php? I tried 777 on install.php and that did not fix it.

    Is this a linux permssion issue or a result from httpd.conf and a Allow from command. In the conf file I used Allow from all and Oder allow,deny in the Directory block for the Alias. I want the world to access the blog site.

    Problem solved.

    Couple of issues. All WP files had an owner of 33 and group of tape, as extracted from the .gz file. I changed own and group to be root:root for all WP files and directories.

    SELinux was still creating a permission issue. So I disabled SELLinux and access was granted.

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