[knowledgeforge-user] [kforge-dev] Wiki configuration error

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed May 7 13:47:43 UTC 2008

cc'ing to knowledgeforge-user as knowledgeforge specific problem (not 

On 02/05/08 15:59, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> Hi all,
> I set up a wiki at a new knowledge forge project:
>    http://knowledgeforge.net/opensandbox/wiki
> I get the following error:
> "ConfigurationError
> data_dir "/org/mywiki/data" does not exists, or has incorrect ownership 
> or permissions.
> Make sure the directory and the subdirectory pages are owned by the web 
> server and are readable, writable and executable by the web server user 
> and group.
> It is recommended to use absolute paths and not relative paths. Check 
> also the spelling of the directory name."
> I think this seems familiar from when I set up a wiki at the 
> opentextbook site (which I should probably delete as it is unused) - 
> which now works.
> Any advice appreciated.

This is now fixed. Basically apt-get upgrade of the main moin package 
for security reasons at the end of February resulted in old config files 
being overwritten (this should not happen without warning but it did!). 
This meant that when KForge created a new moin service it used the new 
config files that won't work 'out-of-the-box'. As a result things did 
not work. This is now fixed both at the system level and for your 
particular project.



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