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Install Lighttpd on Ubuntu and startihg lighttpd

Posted on 2011-03-13
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WHats up with this?

lighttpd -D -f /home/xxxxxx/lighttpd.conf
2011-03-13 12:32:29: (configfile.c.1214) base-docroot doesn't exist: /var/www/lighttpd/
2011-03-13 12:32:29: (server.c.620) setting default values failed

How do I set permissions to read this directory?  Is this the problem?

Because..it does exitst!!!!!!!

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Are you trying to install this or just run it?  If you're doing the normal install (sudo apt-get install lighttpd), that's not where the files would be.  Also you would need 'root' permissions to do anything with the files.  Do you already have Apache on that machine?  Apache and Lighttpd Webserver won't work together, at least not on the same port:80 to serve up web pages.

Here's a page with some info: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/lighttpd-webserver-setup-with-php5-and-mysql-support.html
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by:dmontgom
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I get a 403 error when going to a browser

Apache is stopped.

sudo lighttpd -D -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

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You need to have only one web server installed.  Having them both will just be trouble.
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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