Bug #1299

Symlinks doesn't work

Added by Anonymous over 12 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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For some reason Lighttpd 1.4.13 doesn't want to show symlinks in the directory listing, and I get a 403 every time I try to access the symlink..
I have done server.follow-symlink = "enable" but it still doesn't work

If this is already fixed in newer versions, would you be very kind to send me an email, so I can notify the maintainers of the package, to update it..

-- heavyhenning


Updated by darix over 12 years ago

check all involved paths and their permissions.
also the permissions of the parent directories of your symlinked file.


Updated by Anonymous over 12 years ago

i was having the same problem but had not explicitly set server.follow-symlink = "enable" -- this setting was absent in my (default, fedora core 6) lighttpd.conf file. the docs say that it's enabled by default so i didn't think this was the problem. but eventually i tried adding server.follow-symlink = "enable", restarted lighttpd, and all was fine.

-- wemolohtrab+lighttpd at gmail dotcom


Updated by stbuehler almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

I don't think it is possible that there is a difference between a config with a global server.follow-symlink = "enable" statement and a config without it, if you did not use it in any conditional.

So, the first bug seems to have been a permission problem (missing userfeedback), the second one is not a follow-symlink problem - it could be a general config problem of course; i hope there will be some (positive) changes/fixes for 1.4.19 - but there are enough tickets open for these ;-)


Updated by stbuehler over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Fixed to Missing Feedback

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