[Cdash] CDash installation

Daniel Bentley daniel at sci.utah.edu
Tue Jan 26 21:49:56 UTC 2010

Trying http://server/CDash/install.php results in the same as other .php
files from CDash, I am prompted 'What should Firefox do with this file?'
as before.  As before, downloading the file when prompted by Firefox
results in a 0 byte file.  Other test PHP code in the CDash directory (a
phpinfo() test page), with the same file permissions, still works fine.

http://server/CDash/images/Alert.gif displays an image as expected.

There are no redirects in my Apache configuration.  Speaking of Apache
configs, are there any particular 'Options' I should explicitly have/not
have for the <Directory> statement where CDash is located?


Julien Jomier wrote:
> Could you try to go to http://yourserver/CDash/install.php? CDash
> automatically redirects to the install page, maybe something is going on
> in that case.
> Also, could your try to get an image in the image directory to see if
> you can access it: http://yourserver/CDash/images/Alert.gif
> Finally, do you have any redirect in your apache configuration?
> Julien
> On 1/26/2010 12:11 AM, Daniel Bentley wrote:
>> php5-xsl was installed via apt-get at the beginning of the installation
>> process (as a pre-req).
>> Nothing shows up in the configured Apache error.log files.  The
>> access.log file shows a simple: "GET /CDash HTTP/1.1" 301
>> -which would indicate a redirection.  This access.log entry is for a
>> request for /CDash, which Apache handles the redirection to /CDash/.
>> Requests to /CDash/ (showing up as a blank page, but no browser errors)
>> don't show up in access.log or error.log, nor do requests for specific
>> files (ie. index.php or login.php) show up in the log files (but they
>> still produce the 'What would you like Firefox to do with this file?'
>> prompt).  Attempts to save the file when prompted, result in 0 byte
>> files.
>> My PHP test file (with phpinfo() request that works as expected) resides
>> in the same directory as CDash, with the same file permissions.
>> -Daniel
>> Julien Jomier wrote:
>>> Hi Daniel,
>>> Could you check if you have the XSLT package for PHP installed? I think
>>> it's php5-xsl for ubuntu. The XSLT does the translation of the XSL
>>> template and ultimately generates the HTML pages so that might be the
>>> issue.
>>> Also, did you check the apache/php error logs, maybe you can dig up some
>>> hints from the file? they should be in /var/logs/apache2/error.log.
>>> Let us know,
>>> Julien
>>> On 1/25/2010 10:58 PM, Daniel Bentley wrote:
>>>> This one has been bugging the heck out of me, but I haven't found a
>>>> solution for it yet.
>>>> This is an install on Ubuntu 9.10.  I have Apache set up so that http
>>>> (port 80) and https (port 443) point to the same document root, under
>>>> which is the directory CDash with the installation.
>>>> I can verify that PHP is working correctly, by creating a test.php with
>>>> phpinfo() is this directory.  It displays the information as expected.
>>>> However, when I try going to http://mymachine.mydomain.tld/CDash/ (or
>>>> https://), my browser thinks about it for a few moments, then
>>>> delivers a
>>>> blank page (blank even in source).  If I try to access a page directly
>>>> (ie. index.php), I get a 'What should Firefox do with this file?'
>>>> dialog
>>>> prompt.  Even when saving the file this way, the resulting file is
>>>> still
>>>> blank.
>>>> Usually the 'What should Firefox do with this file?' response comes
>>>> from
>>>> an incorrect/missing PHP configuration at the Apache level that affects
>>>> ALL PHP.  But this behavior I'm getting, has PHP working with some
>>>> pages
>>>> (the phpinfo() test page), but not CDash.  Any ideas on why this might
>>>> be?
>>>> -Daniel
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