I'm configuring a new server based on an ubuntu 8.04 image. I'm using apache 2.2.8 and am having a problem where the .htaccess files are being ignored by the server.
The apache2.conf file is attached. The file did not have AllowOverrides in it at all, so I was assuming that it defaults to "None", so I put the "AllowOverrides All" directive in that file under the /var/www directory where the .htaccess files reside. Apache restarts without complaint, but it still ignores the .htaccess files.
The other configuration files seem to be empty or do not contain any reference to AllowOverrides, so I'm not sure where the problem is coming from. Any ideas?