Problem routing with Laravel

Posted on 2014-09-26
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Last Modified: 2014-10-03

I 'think' I have successfully installed Laravel using 2 different internet guides. Here is one one of them


I have managed to get the include laravel test page "You have arrived"

I am now unable to add an additional route. This is what i did in the routes.php file

Route::get('/', function()
        return View::make('hello');

Route::any('foo', function()
    return 'Hello Andrea';

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If i add a page foo or foo.php I get the error

Not Found

The requested URL /foo was not found on this server.

I can alter the code in the default view

However if i do something like this

Route::get('/', function()
        return 'Hello Andrea';
everything is fine

I'm confused. I dont think I get Laravel views. how would i fix this to work as a first step on my jourmey

Route::any('foo', function()
    return 'Hello Andrea';

Some guides also suggested putting Laravel in the home folder e.g. /home/username/laravel and whan i tried this I couldnt even get the 'you have arrived page'

I thought Laravel had a shallow learning curve? It must be me.

Thanks for any help
Question by:andieje
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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 2000 total points
ID: 40348515
You do not have to put the file foo.php inside the folder, as a matter of fact in this case you don't need to have it at all.
If you want to check if the route works, just enter
then you should see the "Hello Andrea" text displayed. Did you try to do that ?

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ID: 40351915
Ill double check - its on a differnet machine

Author Comment

ID: 40351916
will close quesion tonight if that is correct

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