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Byron Millet
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 3:43 pm:   

I have installed WebMO on a Slackware 13.0 box.
The initial steps all went well and now I need to open it from a browser so that I can configure it for the first time.

Whenever I type in the address for the login prompt as provided by the installer, I get a 403 Forbidden error.

I have run the diagnostic:

WebMO Diagnostic Output

The following information can be used to diagnose WebMO configuration problems.
Any failures will be marked in red.

System Information
Linux stinkbot 2.6.29.6-smp #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 00:52:54 CDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Checking Home Directory
Checking home directory: Passed

Checking CGI Directory
Checking /home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo/interfaces: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo/interfaces/globals.int:Passed( 0755, bmillet )

Checking User Directory
Checking /home/bmillet/webmo: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/webmo/jobs.db: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/webmo/users.db: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/webmo/queue: Passed( 0755, bmillet )
Checking /home/bmillet/webmo/errors: Passed( 0755, bmillet )

Checking Apache Configuration
Checking for AddHandler cgi-scripts enabled: Enabled
Checking for UserDir enabled: Passed
Checking for suExec enabled: Enabled
Apache is running as user daemon
Document root directory is /srv/httpd/htdocs

WebMO Configuration File
catPath="/bin/cat"
cgiBase="/home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo"
chmodPath="/bin/chmod"
chownPath="/bin/chown"
cpOptions="-r"
cpPath="/bin/cp"
externalAuthentication=""
externalBatchQueue=""
host="stinkbot.chem.weber.edu"
htmlBase="/home/bmillet/public_html/webmo"
killPath="/bin/kill"
license="0410-2205-5632"
loginMsg=""
loginMsgTimestamp=""
mkdirPath="/bin/mkdir"
mvPath="/bin/mv"
ncores="1"
owner="Computational Chemistry on the WWW"
perlPath="/usr/bin/perl"
psOptions="-ef"
psPath="/bin/ps"
psRegExp="(\$pid, \$ppid, \$cpu_time) = /.{7}(.{7})(.{6}).{3}.{6}.{6}(.{12}).*/"
rcpPath="/usr/bin/rcp"
rmOptions="-rf"
rmPath="/bin/rm"
rshPath="/usr/bin/rsh"
scpOptions=""
scpPath="/usr/bin/scp"
sendmailOptions="-t"
sendmailPath="/usr/bin/sendmail"
servers="stinkbot.chem.weber.edu,0"
sshOptions=""
sshPath="/usr/bin/ssh"
sudoEnabled=""
sudoPath="/usr/bin/sudo"
systemScratch="/tmp"
tarOptions="cf"
tarPath="/bin/tar"
unamePath="/bin/uname"
uniqueId="3416"
unzipPath="/usr/bin/unzip"
url_cgiBase="/~bmillet/cgi-bin/webmo"
url_htmlBase="/~bmillet/webmo"
userBase="/home/bmillet/webmo"
userStorageEnabled=""
version="10.0.007"
webserver="autodetect"
webserverProtocol="autodetect"
whereisPath="/usr/bin/whereis"
zipOptions="-r -q"
zipPath="/usr/bin/zip"

WebMO Error Log
Sample Process Information
UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
root 1 0 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 init [3]
root 2 0 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kthreadd]
root 3 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [migration/0]
root 4 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root 5 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [migration/1]
root 6 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
root 7 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [events/0]
root 8 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [events/1]
root 9 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [work_on_cpu/0]
root 10 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [work_on_cpu/1]
root 11 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [khelper]
root 183 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kblockd/0]
root 184 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kblockd/1]
root 186 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kacpid]
root 187 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kacpi_notify]
root 247 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ata/0]
root 248 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ata/1]
root 249 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ata_aux]
root 250 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
root 256 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [khubd]
root 259 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kseriod]
root 290 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [khpsbpkt]
root 319 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [pdflush]
root 320 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [pdflush]
root 321 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kswapd0]
root 366 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [aio/0]
root 367 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [aio/1]
root 384 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [nfsiod]
root 393 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [jfsIO]
root 394 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [jfsCommit]
root 395 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [jfsCommit]
root 396 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [jfsSync]
root 403 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [xfs_mru_cache]
root 404 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [xfslogd/0]
root 405 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [xfslogd/1]
root 406 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [xfsdatad/0]
root 407 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [xfsdatad/1]
root 408 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [glock_workqueue]
root 409 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [glock_workqueue]
root 1164 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_tgtd/0]
root 1165 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_tgtd/1]
root 1179 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [iscsi_eh]
root 1188 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [fc_rport_eq]
root 1189 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [fcoethread/0]
root 1190 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [fcoethread/1]
root 1256 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_eh_2]
root 1259 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_eh_3]
root 1282 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [exec-osm/0]
root 1283 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [exec-osm/1]
root 1289 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [block-osm/0]
root 1290 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [block-osm/1]
root 1362 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kstriped]
root 1364 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [ksnapd]
root 1368 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [hid_compat]
root 1394 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [rpciod/0]
root 1395 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [rpciod/1]
root 1401 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kjournald]
root 1455 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
root 2390 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kpsmoused]
root 2776 2 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 [kjournald]
root 2911 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/syslogd
root 2915 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/klogd -c 3 -x
root 3044 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/inetd
root 3056 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
root 3061 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
root 3066 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/acpid
81 3077 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
82 3082 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes
root 3083 3082 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 hald-runner
root 3111 3083 0 May05 ? 00:00:01 hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event2 /dev/input/event1
82 3115 3083 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
root 3119 3083 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-storage: no polling on /dev/hdb4 because it is explicitly disabled
root 3121 3083 0 May05 ? 00:00:29 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdc (every 2 sec)
root 3123 3083 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-storage: no polling on /dev/fd0 because it is explicitly disabled
root 3154 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
root 3159 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/crond -l10
daemon 3161 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/atd -b 15 -l 1
root 3203 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
root 3205 1 0 May05 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2
root 3208 1 0 May05 tty2 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
root 3209 1 0 May05 tty3 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
root 3210 1 0 May05 tty4 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
root 3211 1 0 May05 tty5 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
root 3212 1 0 May05 tty6 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
bmillet 24428 1 0 00:37 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/gam_server
bmillet 24720 1 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 -bash
bmillet 24735 24720 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/startx
bmillet 24751 24735 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 xinit /usr/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc -- /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /home/bmillet/.serverauth.24735
root 24752 24751 3 01:15 tty7 00:00:50 /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /home/bmillet/.serverauth.24735
bmillet 24757 24751 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc
bmillet 24762 24757 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 xscreensaver -no-splash
bmillet 24765 1 0 01:15 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent -s
bmillet 24770 1 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
bmillet 24771 1 0 01:15 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
bmillet 24773 24757 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:00 /usr/bin/xfce4-session
bmillet 24775 1 0 01:15 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/xfconfd
bmillet 24779 24773 0 01:15 tty1 00:00:01 xfwm4 --sm-client-id 281a419c8-7a96-4d6f-bde5-a746f894263e --display :0.0
bmillet 24780 1 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 xfsettingsd
bmillet 24781 24773 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 Thunar --sm-client-id 2a8f78286-4cfa-4ac0-984e-4cacbfcb7652 --daemon
bmillet 24782 24773 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:01 xfce4-panel -r --sm-client-id 2972ea01e-3464-4106-8dc4-af47e9283261
bmillet 24784 24773 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 xfdesktop --sm-client-id 2dde722b1-10a6-4006-821c-39999dad6319 --display :0.0
bmillet 24785 1 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 xfce4-settings-helper --display :0.0 --sm-client-id 2c2b741c2-4084-4a1f-831c-3db2a87cfac4
bmillet 24788 24782 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-menu-plugin socket_id 20971546 name xfce4-menu id 5 display_name Xfce Menu size 28 screen_position 11
bmillet 24790 1 0 01:16 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-power-manager
bmillet 24817 1 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/firefox
bmillet 24829 24817 0 01:16 tty1 00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/run-mozilla.sh /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/firefox-bin
bmillet 24833 24829 2 01:16 tty1 00:00:39 /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/firefox-bin
bmillet 24853 1 0 01:17 tty1 00:00:03 konsole -e /bin/bash -l
bmillet 24855 24853 0 01:17 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/bash -l
bmillet 24926 1 0 01:22 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit4: kdeinit4 Running...
bmillet 24927 24926 0 01:22 ? 00:00:00 klauncher
bmillet 24929 1 0 01:22 ? 00:00:00 kded4
bmillet 24934 1 0 01:22 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/knotify4
bmillet 24938 1 0 01:23 tty1 00:00:01 konsole -e /bin/bash -l
bmillet 24940 24938 0 01:23 pts/1 00:00:00 /bin/bash -l
apache 25008 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
apache 25009 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
apache 25010 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
apache 25011 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
apache 25012 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
apache 25013 3203 0 01:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
bmillet 25019 24855 0 01:37 pts/0 00:00:00 perl /home/bmillet/public_html/cgi-bin/webmo/diagnose.pl
bmillet 25029 25019 0 01:38 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/ps -ef

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I am pretty sure that it is a permissions issue, but I am unsure where to look for solutions since everything seemed to pass in the diagnostic.

I initially had difficulties getting suexec enabled, but have sorted that out.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to try them.
Byron Millet
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 3:23 pm:   

UPDATE

I have installed cgiwrap and reworked my httpd.conf file.

I can now access the folders I put in ~/public_html from my web browser using local host.

I cannot run cgi scripts yet.

When I try to run the login.cgi script using localhost from firefox I get an error that I don't have permission to access /home/bmilletwebmo/login.cgi/public_html/cgi-bin on this server.

it seems that cgiwrap is likely not configured properly, but I am unsure where the configuration files are.
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 151
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

Typically you will not need cgiwrap, and can use the built in "suexec" mechanism instead. Please see https://www.webmo.net/support/fedoracore4.html#apache_conf for details on how to configure Apache to run scripts.
Byron Millet
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:48 pm:   

I tried those instructions to no avail.

However, I have finally gotten it to work with cgiwrap.

the instructions on the site said to put the compiled cgiwrap in the /home/httpd/cgi-bin directory.

I did a search and could only find the ~/public_html/cgi-bin directory so I put the cgiwrap file there and created the symbolic links necessary.

In Slackware the compiled cgiwrap file needed to be put in /var/www/cgi-bin

After I did that I was able to run the cgi scripts I needed.
Byron Millet
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 7:19 pm:   

I still had errors so I reinstalled apache fresh and reinstalled webmo fresh.

Now I can log in and it seems to be working pretty well.

The only problem is that it will not load any of the images.
I set the htmlBase to /home/bmillet/public_html/webmo
That is where the images folder was put by the installer.

I noticed that when I tried to click help within webMO it was unable to find the admin_help.html.
I was able to manually locate it in the /home/bmillet/public_html/webmo/help folder with no problem.

I think that webMO is not looking in the right place for all of its components which is why none of the images are loading.

Any ideas as to how to correct it?
Should I just try reinstalling webMO again?

Thank you for any help :-)
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 152
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 8:00 pm:   

Check the variable url_htmlBase, which (in your case) should probably point to /~bmillet/webmo

If that doesn't work, then my guess is that you have configured Apache to treat EVERYTHING as a script! Try point your browser to http://localhost/~millet/webmo/images/login.gif, and see if you get an image, or an error.
Peter Tandler
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 2:43 pm:   

I'm having a similar problem (not able to view images), and I have confirmed that it is a problem with the url_htmlBase by replacing the variable with a specific address in login.html, causing the images to load with no problems. What file do I need to edit to change this variable to the correct address?
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 191
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 3:22 pm:   

You should update the correct URL in the file 'globals.int', in the <webmo_cgi>/interfaces directory.
Adarsh
Unregistered guest
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:32 am:   

When i tryed to login after installation in Ubuntu 10.04 (http://ubuntu.ubuntu-domain/home/web/cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi)

The following error got 404 Not Found
The requested URL /~web/cgi-bin/webmo/login-cgi was not found on this server.

Apache/ 2.2.14(Ubuntu)server at ubuntu.ubuntu-domain port 80
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 197
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:35 am:   

You probably need to configure the Apache web server, as outlined in the "Apache Web Server" section of the following link:

https://www.webmo.net/support/fedoracore4.html#apache_conf

(Note that the instructions are valid for essentially all linux distributions, not just Fedora)
anu
Unregistered guest
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 12:54 am:   

I have installed WebMo on ubuntu 12.04, First steps of installation is worked well . But when I click on URL given at the end of setup process it shows as 404 NOT FOUND error

and I have 2 folder mywebmo which contains cgi-bin, help, java ,images,includes.. folder and another folder named as webmo which contain admin folder .Is these 2 folder are needed to put in same folder . please gave me a solution for it.....
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 463
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 1:14 pm:   

Anu,

Please a) make sure to install WebMO as a normal user (not root) and b) follow the installation directory recommendations provided by the installation script.

You will also need to configure Apache as per:
https://www.webmo.net/support/fedoracore4.html#apache_conf
Karthik.KK
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 12:56 am:   

I have installed WebMo on windows7 , it will create a WebMO login icon on my desktop . On clicking on these icon it will shows

Not Found

The requested URL /cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi was not found on this server.

I have installed latest version of java ,Active Perl

any ideas to run this script...Please help me
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 466
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 12:11 pm:   

The URL should be:

http://localhost/cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi

I'm not sure why this would be have given incorrectly.
aldo
Unregistered guest
Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm:   

Hi there, I've adapted the instructions to install WEBMO on Apache/Ubuntu-14.04. The httpd.conf being apache2.conf in U14.04 and such. No success though. =(
Firefox pointing to
http://localhost/cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi
shows that Ugly "Not Found
The requested URL /cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi was not found on this server.
Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80"
message, Sad....
JR Schmidt
Moderator
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 474
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 3:43 pm:   

I believe we have a specific set of instructions for Ubuntu. I will see about getting that posted in the installation page.
Dan Berger
Unregistered guest
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 10:53 am:   

There doesn't seem to be any such page posted yet, six months later. I am attempting to get this done as a total nuub, and it's awfully confusing to try to use fairly complex RedHat instructions with Ubuntu.

I have Apache installed, but I can't access the directories that the RedHat instructions say should exist.

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