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valganev
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 10:04 am:   

The WebMO Directory should be on the server's web space? What does it mean?
Is it mean that WebMO installation directory should be a subdirectory on /var/www/http and /var/www/cgi-bin directories?
Is it required some changes in httpd.conf file in connection to WebMO installation procedure?
schmidt
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 11:22 am:   

Yes, you can install WebMO into subdirectories of /var/www/http and /var/www/cgi-bin for the HTML and cgi-scripts, respectively. There shouldn't be any changes required to the typical, default, httpd.conf file in this case.

As a side note, you can also install WebMO into a users public_html directory, assuming you have enabled user public_html directories and set up Apache to run cgi-scripts out of those directories. In this case, the required changes can be found here.
valganev
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 1:09 pm:   

OK, I did installation in /var/www/http on WebMO HTML files and in /var/www/cgi-bin on WebMO cgi-script using root account on RH9 (PC).
During WebMO installation check I received:
"Checking home directory: Failed
Home directory must be world executable if WebMO is installed there"
All other checks were successful.
After that, I used chmod 777 comand for /var/www/cgi-bin and /var/www/http directories and did second installation of WebMO in these directories. The result is same. Where is the problem?

Regards
schmidt
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 1:15 pm:   

No problem, since WebMO is not installed into a home directory, but rather into the system cgi-bin directory. I have been meaning to make that 'error' more self-explanitory.
valganev
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 1:36 pm:   

OK, but what is the WebMO "desire" for "home directory"?
Is the WebMO is "content" to be in /var/www/cgi-bin and /var/www/http or not?
In this situation WebMO will be work normaly or not?
E.g., is there way for "Checking home directory: Pass" or it is not important for right installation of WebMo?
schmidt
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 1:46 pm:   

There really is no compelling reason to install WebMO into a user home directory. It will work fine, with no loss of features, where it is currently installed.

However, the following are the reasons why you might CHOOSE to install WebMO into a user home directory.

1) You can install WebMO without root access on the machine

2) The WebMO scripts will run under the user name of the user whose home directory they were installed in. For example, if you install under /home/webmo/public_html, the scripts will run under the user 'webmo' instead of the user ID of the webserver (usually 'www', 'apache' or 'nobody'.) This can be convenient because it allows you to kill jobs from the command line, etc., by logging in under user 'webmo' rather than requiring root access.

3) It is required for user WebMO with the PBS batch queuing system, which is available in WebMO Pro. This is not a consideration for freeware WebMO.
Barbara_Stelly
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Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 4:17 am:   

Thank you, schmidt for your help! I looking this information for a long time!

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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 9:27 am:   

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