I wanted to install dolibarr on my arch linux machine.
The first steps are simple and I tried to stick to the official but little outdated aur package.
#as root cd /usr/share/webapps mkdir dolibarr cd dolibarr git clone https://github.com/dolibarr/dolibarr -b 14.0.1 . cd .. choown -R http:http dolibarr sudo -u http touch dolibarr/htdocs/conf/conf.php cat > /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-dolibarr.conf <<DELIM Alias /dolibarr "/usr/share/webapps/dolibarr/htdocs" <Directory "/usr/share/webapps/dolibarr/htdocs"> AllowOverride All Options FollowSymlinks Indexes Require all granted </Directory> # vim: set ft=apache ts=2 sw=2 et: DELIM echo "#dolibar" >> /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf echo "Include conf/extra/httpd-dolibarr.conf" >> /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf systemctl restart httpd.service
After that, I wanted to open my
http://<hostname>/dolibarr and it worked out quite well. The build in installation routine started and I was able to click to the next page to check the system.
Almost all went well but it took me hours to figure out why the installation routine complained about the
conf.php file. It had the right permissions (
u+rw) but the php built in
is_writable is returning
false for this file.
It wasn't a running selinux, it wasn't a wrong configured php
open_basedir or php
safemode. It really turned out, that apache http refuesed to allow writing to a file outside than the configured home path of
Even a softlink created in
/srv/http linking to
/usr/share/webapps/dolibarr was not working.
What was working is to
mv /usr/share/webapps/dolibarr /srv/http and to adapt the