Some links in drop-down menu not working when using mod_wsgi

Issue #461 resolved
Tim de Wit created an issue

I've succesfully moved from using runserver to hosting within apache (v2.4.12-2ubuntu2.1). Until now everything seems to work, except several links in the config menu.
Most links inside base.html are prefixed with /openrem/ except:

<li><a href="/admin/auth/user/">Manage users</a></li>
<li><a href="/admin/patientidsettings/1/">Patient ID settings</a> </li>

<a href="/logout/" class="navbar-link">logout</a>
<a href="/login/?next={{ request.get_full_path|urlencode }}" class="navbar-link">login</a>

Furthermore, I'm hosting the openrem app from url: http://myhostname/openrem but I can imagine that a customized subfolder, e.g. http://myhostname/openrem_testserver won't work, when using these hardcoded paths?

Comments (22)

  1. Tim de Wit reporter

    Yet another related issue i came across (please tell me if I should have created another issue). On the index site, the login link is set wrongly when the url doesn't contain a trailing slash. Apparently request.get_full_path returns the wrong path. Examples:

    http://myhostname/openrem --- request.get_full_path = /
    http://myhostname/openrem/ --- request.get_full_path = /openrem/

    Consequently, after logging in, I'm redirected to the wrong page.

    btw:
    As a quick fix of my first comment, i prefixed the url with "/openrem":
    <a href="/openrem/login/?next={{ request.get_full_path|urlencode }}">

  2. Ed McDonagh

    Hi @tcdewit

    I'm not entirely sure why those URLs aren't resolving for you, though I will agree the URL structure is a little messy.

    Some /admin URLs are django rather than OpenREM as such, so are outside of the /openrem/ 'app'. For example this applies to /admin/auth etc.

    Others are part of the openrem app, but I've used the same path. However, these will resolve with or without the openrem element. For example /admin/patientidsettings/1/ is the same as /openrem/admin/patientidsettings/1/.

    The reason for this is the URL file in openremproject is consulted first, then this points initially to remapp.urls for anything (r'^'), again for URLs with openrem in (r'^openrem/') and then if the URL still hasn't been matched it is passed to admin.site.urls which is part of the core django install (r'^admin/'). Finally there are URL matches for URLs that end in login or logout (r'^login/$' and r'^logout/$') which lead to django.contrib.auth.views.login and remapp.views.logout_page respectively.

    In terms of the trailing slash, I haven't been able to replicate this as in both Chrome and IE11 a trailing slash is added automatically when the page loads.

    With respect to custom subfolder names, I would think it might work with if the two installs are in different folders as long as the apache config was right. However, when doing test installs, are you not likely to be using the built-in runserver with a custom port? In which case by varying the port you can have as many as you like that don't conflct (though RabbitMQ might get a bit messy!)

  3. Tim de Wit reporter

    Hi Ed,

    Thanks for the explanation. I'm wondering... which test-setup do you use? Only runserver? Or do you have openrem served by apache as well? If so, perhaps we could share configurations? Maybe it's something i configured wrongly in apache.

    Modifying the auth-link to /openrem/admin/auth seems to work as well, so for the moment I'm using that, but I'd rather see a generic version. Maybe I'll look further into the URL-file and remapp.urls to get it working.

    As for the trailing slash: IE8, IE11, Chrome 49.0.2623.87 and Chrome 54.0.2840.59 show the same behavior here (slash not added automatically), so it doesn't seem to be browser-related. Did you customize a lot (e.g. settings.py, urls.py) compared to the version on bitbucket?

  4. Ed McDonagh

    No, no customisations vs bitbucket. But I am using gunicorn and nginx rather than Apache. No proper reason why, but I did! I followed these instructions.

    I don't have a test setup on my production server. All my development work is on my laptop, using runserver, and occasionally I throw up a lxd container on one of the servers and use runserver on that generally.

  5. David Platten

    Hi Tim. I have OpenREM running under Apache 2.4 on Windows Server 2012. My admin-based links work OK. I'm happy to share config files - what version of Apache are you using?

  6. Tim de Wit reporter

    Hi David, that would be great! I'm running 2.4.12-2ubuntu2.1, so more or less the same version, but under linux. Do you have openrem in your documentroot or in a subfolder like me?

  7. Ed McDonagh

    If you are in a subfolder, does that mean you end up with URLs like myserver.me/openrem/openrem/ct/?

  8. David Platten

    Here's my full http.conf file - note the "Alias", "WSGIScriptAlias" and "WSGIPythonPath" lines near the end:

    #
    # This is the main Apache HTTP server configuration file.  It contains the
    # configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
    # See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/> for detailed information.
    # In particular, see 
    # <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/directives.html>
    # for a discussion of each configuration directive.
    #
    # Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding
    # what they do.  They're here only as hints or reminders.  If you are unsure
    # consult the online docs. You have been warned.  
    #
    # Configuration and logfile names: If the filenames you specify for many
    # of the server's control files begin with "/" (or "drive:/" for Win32), the
    # server will use that explicit path.  If the filenames do *not* begin
    # with "/", the value of ServerRoot is prepended -- so "logs/access_log"
    # with ServerRoot set to "/usr/local/apache2" will be interpreted by the
    # server as "/usr/local/apache2/logs/access_log", whereas "/logs/access_log" 
    # will be interpreted as '/logs/access_log'.
    #
    # NOTE: Where filenames are specified, you must use forward slashes
    # instead of backslashes (e.g., "c:/apache" instead of "c:\apache").
    # If a drive letter is omitted, the drive on which httpd.exe is located
    # will be used by default.  It is recommended that you always supply
    # an explicit drive letter in absolute paths to avoid confusion.
    
    #
    # ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server's
    # configuration, error, and log files are kept.
    #
    # Do not add a slash at the end of the directory path.  If you point
    # ServerRoot at a non-local disk, be sure to specify a local disk on the
    # Mutex directive, if file-based mutexes are used.  If you wish to share the
    # same ServerRoot for multiple httpd daemons, you will need to change at
    # least PidFile.
    #
    
    Define SRVROOT "D:/Server_Apps/Apache24"
    ServerRoot "${SRVROOT}"
    
    #
    # Mutex: Allows you to set the mutex mechanism and mutex file directory
    # for individual mutexes, or change the global defaults
    #
    # Uncomment and change the directory if mutexes are file-based and the default
    # mutex file directory is not on a local disk or is not appropriate for some
    # other reason.
    #
    # Mutex default:logs
    
    #
    # Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
    # ports, instead of the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
    # directive.
    #
    # Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to 
    # prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses.
    #
    #Listen 12.34.56.78:80
    Listen 80
    
    #
    # Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support
    #
    # To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built as a DSO you
    # have to place corresponding `LoadModule' lines at this location so the
    # directives contained in it are actually available _before_ they are used.
    # Statically compiled modules (those listed by `httpd -l') do not need
    # to be loaded here.
    #
    # Example:
    # LoadModule foo_module modules/mod_foo.so
    #
    #LoadModule access_compat_module modules/mod_access_compat.so
    LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
    LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
    LoadModule allowmethods_module modules/mod_allowmethods.so
    LoadModule asis_module modules/mod_asis.so
    LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so
    #LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/mod_auth_digest.so
    #LoadModule auth_form_module modules/mod_auth_form.so
    #LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/mod_authn_anon.so
    LoadModule authn_core_module modules/mod_authn_core.so
    #LoadModule authn_dbd_module modules/mod_authn_dbd.so
    #LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/mod_authn_dbm.so
    LoadModule authn_file_module modules/mod_authn_file.so
    #LoadModule authn_socache_module modules/mod_authn_socache.so
    #LoadModule authnz_fcgi_module modules/mod_authnz_fcgi.so
    #LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/mod_authnz_ldap.so
    LoadModule authz_core_module modules/mod_authz_core.so
    #LoadModule authz_dbd_module modules/mod_authz_dbd.so
    #LoadModule authz_dbm_module modules/mod_authz_dbm.so
    LoadModule authz_groupfile_module modules/mod_authz_groupfile.so
    LoadModule authz_host_module modules/mod_authz_host.so
    #LoadModule authz_owner_module modules/mod_authz_owner.so
    LoadModule authz_user_module modules/mod_authz_user.so
    LoadModule autoindex_module modules/mod_autoindex.so
    #LoadModule buffer_module modules/mod_buffer.so
    #LoadModule cache_module modules/mod_cache.so
    #LoadModule cache_disk_module modules/mod_cache_disk.so
    #LoadModule cache_socache_module modules/mod_cache_socache.so
    #LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/mod_cern_meta.so
    LoadModule cgi_module modules/mod_cgi.so
    #LoadModule charset_lite_module modules/mod_charset_lite.so
    #LoadModule data_module modules/mod_data.so
    #LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
    #LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/mod_dav_fs.so
    #LoadModule dav_lock_module modules/mod_dav_lock.so
    #LoadModule dbd_module modules/mod_dbd.so
    #LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
    LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so
    #LoadModule dumpio_module modules/mod_dumpio.so
    LoadModule env_module modules/mod_env.so
    #LoadModule expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
    #LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/mod_ext_filter.so
    #LoadModule file_cache_module modules/mod_file_cache.so
    #LoadModule filter_module modules/mod_filter.so
    #LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
    #LoadModule heartbeat_module modules/mod_heartbeat.so
    #LoadModule heartmonitor_module modules/mod_heartmonitor.so
    #LoadModule http2_module modules/mod_http2.so
    #LoadModule ident_module modules/mod_ident.so
    #LoadModule imagemap_module modules/mod_imagemap.so
    LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so
    LoadModule info_module modules/mod_info.so
    LoadModule isapi_module modules/mod_isapi.so
    #LoadModule lbmethod_bybusyness_module modules/mod_lbmethod_bybusyness.so
    #LoadModule lbmethod_byrequests_module modules/mod_lbmethod_byrequests.so
    #LoadModule lbmethod_bytraffic_module modules/mod_lbmethod_bytraffic.so
    #LoadModule lbmethod_heartbeat_module modules/mod_lbmethod_heartbeat.so
    #LoadModule ldap_module modules/mod_ldap.so
    #LoadModule logio_module modules/mod_logio.so
    LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
    #LoadModule log_debug_module modules/mod_log_debug.so
    #LoadModule log_forensic_module modules/mod_log_forensic.so
    #LoadModule lua_module modules/mod_lua.so
    #LoadModule macro_module modules/mod_macro.so
    LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
    #LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/mod_mime_magic.so
    LoadModule negotiation_module modules/mod_negotiation.so
    #LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
    #LoadModule proxy_ajp_module modules/mod_proxy_ajp.so
    #LoadModule proxy_balancer_module modules/mod_proxy_balancer.so
    #LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.so
    #LoadModule proxy_express_module modules/mod_proxy_express.so
    #LoadModule proxy_fcgi_module modules/mod_proxy_fcgi.so
    #LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/mod_proxy_ftp.so
    #LoadModule proxy_html_module modules/mod_proxy_html.so
    #LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so
    #LoadModule proxy_http2_module modules/mod_proxy_http2.so
    #LoadModule proxy_scgi_module modules/mod_proxy_scgi.so
    #LoadModule proxy_wstunnel_module modules/mod_proxy_wstunnel.so
    #LoadModule ratelimit_module modules/mod_ratelimit.so
    #LoadModule reflector_module modules/mod_reflector.so
    #LoadModule remoteip_module modules/mod_remoteip.so
    #LoadModule request_module modules/mod_request.so
    #LoadModule reqtimeout_module modules/mod_reqtimeout.so
    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
    #LoadModule sed_module modules/mod_sed.so
    #LoadModule session_module modules/mod_session.so
    #LoadModule session_cookie_module modules/mod_session_cookie.so
    #LoadModule session_crypto_module modules/mod_session_crypto.so
    #LoadModule session_dbd_module modules/mod_session_dbd.so
    LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
    #LoadModule slotmem_plain_module modules/mod_slotmem_plain.so
    #LoadModule slotmem_shm_module modules/mod_slotmem_shm.so
    #LoadModule socache_dbm_module modules/mod_socache_dbm.so
    #LoadModule socache_memcache_module modules/mod_socache_memcache.so
    LoadModule socache_shmcb_module modules/mod_socache_shmcb.so
    #LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so
    LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
    LoadModule status_module modules/mod_status.so
    #LoadModule substitute_module modules/mod_substitute.so
    #LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so
    #LoadModule userdir_module modules/mod_userdir.so
    #LoadModule usertrack_module modules/mod_usertrack.so
    #LoadModule version_module modules/mod_version.so
    #LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/mod_vhost_alias.so
    #LoadModule watchdog_module modules/mod_watchdog.so
    #LoadModule xml2enc_module modules/mod_xml2enc.so
    LoadModule wsgi_module modules/mod_wsgi.so
    
    
    <IfModule unixd_module>
    #
    # If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run
    # httpd as root initially and it will switch.  
    #
    # User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as.
    # It is usually good practice to create a dedicated user and group for
    # running httpd, as with most system services.
    #
    User daemon
    Group daemon
    
    </IfModule>
    
    # 'Main' server configuration
    #
    # The directives in this section set up the values used by the 'main'
    # server, which responds to any requests that aren't handled by a
    # <VirtualHost> definition.  These values also provide defaults for
    # any <VirtualHost> containers you may define later in the file.
    #
    # All of these directives may appear inside <VirtualHost> containers,
    # in which case these default settings will be overridden for the
    # virtual host being defined.
    #
    
    #
    # ServerAdmin: Your address, where problems with the server should be
    # e-mailed.  This address appears on some server-generated pages, such
    # as error documents.  e.g. admin@your-domain.com
    #
    ServerAdmin admin@example.com
    
    #
    # ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify itself.
    # This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you specify
    # it explicitly to prevent problems during startup.
    #
    # If your host doesn't have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address here.
    #
    ServerName localhost:80
    
    #
    # Deny access to the entirety of your server's filesystem. You must
    # explicitly permit access to web content directories in other 
    # <Directory> blocks below.
    #
    <Directory />
        AllowOverride none
        Require all denied
    </Directory>
    
    #
    # Note that from this point forward you must specifically allow
    # particular features to be enabled - so if something's not working as
    # you might expect, make sure that you have specifically enabled it
    # below.
    #
    
    #
    # DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
    # documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
    # symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
    #
    DocumentRoot "${SRVROOT}/htdocs"
    <Directory "${SRVROOT}/htdocs">
        #
        # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
        # or any combination of:
        #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
        #
        # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
        # doesn't give it to you.
        #
        # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
        # http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#options
        # for more information.
        #
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    
        #
        # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
        # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
        #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
        #
        AllowOverride None
    
        #
        # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
        #
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
    
    #
    # DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
    # is requested.
    #
    <IfModule dir_module>
        DirectoryIndex index.html
    </IfModule>
    
    #
    # The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being 
    # viewed by Web clients. 
    #
    <Files ".ht*">
        Require all denied
    </Files>
    
    #
    # ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
    # If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
    # container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
    # logged here.  If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
    # container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
    #
    ErrorLog "logs/error.log"
    
    #
    # LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.
    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    #
    LogLevel warn
    
    <IfModule log_config_module>
        #
        # The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
        # a CustomLog directive (see below).
        #
        LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
        LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
    
        <IfModule logio_module>
          # You need to enable mod_logio.c to use %I and %O
          LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %I %O" combinedio
        </IfModule>
    
        #
        # The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
        # If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
        # container, they will be logged here.  Contrariwise, if you *do*
        # define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
        # logged therein and *not* in this file.
        #
        CustomLog "logs/access.log" common
    
        #
        # If you prefer a logfile with access, agent, and referer information
        # (Combined Logfile Format) you can use the following directive.
        #
        #CustomLog "logs/access.log" combined
    </IfModule>
    
    <IfModule alias_module>
        #
        # Redirect: Allows you to tell clients about documents that used to 
        # exist in your server's namespace, but do not anymore. The client 
        # will make a new request for the document at its new location.
        # Example:
        # Redirect permanent /foo http://www.example.com/bar
    
        #
        # Alias: Maps web paths into filesystem paths and is used to
        # access content that does not live under the DocumentRoot.
        # Example:
        # Alias /webpath /full/filesystem/path
        #
        # If you include a trailing / on /webpath then the server will
        # require it to be present in the URL.  You will also likely
        # need to provide a <Directory> section to allow access to
        # the filesystem path.
    
        #
        # ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts. 
        # ScriptAliases are essentially the same as Aliases, except that
        # documents in the target directory are treated as applications and
        # run by the server when requested rather than as documents sent to the
        # client.  The same rules about trailing "/" apply to ScriptAlias
        # directives as to Alias.
        #
        ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "${SRVROOT}/cgi-bin/"
    
    </IfModule>
    
    <IfModule cgid_module>
        #
        # ScriptSock: On threaded servers, designate the path to the UNIX
        # socket used to communicate with the CGI daemon of mod_cgid.
        #
        #Scriptsock logs/cgisock
    </IfModule>
    
    #
    # "${SRVROOT}/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased
    # CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
    #
    <Directory "${SRVROOT}/cgi-bin">
        AllowOverride None
        Options None
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
    
    <IfModule mime_module>
        #
        # TypesConfig points to the file containing the list of mappings from
        # filename extension to MIME-type.
        #
        TypesConfig conf/mime.types
    
        #
        # AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
        # file specified in TypesConfig for specific file types.
        #
        #AddType application/x-gzip .tgz
        #
        # AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers uncompress
        # information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
        #
        #AddEncoding x-compress .Z
        #AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz
        #
        # If the AddEncoding directives above are commented-out, then you
        # probably should define those extensions to indicate media types:
        #
        AddType application/x-compress .Z
        AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz
    
        #
        # AddHandler allows you to map certain file extensions to "handlers":
        # actions unrelated to filetype. These can be either built into the server
        # or added with the Action directive (see below)
        #
        # To use CGI scripts outside of ScriptAliased directories:
        # (You will also need to add "ExecCGI" to the "Options" directive.)
        #
        #AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
    
        # For type maps (negotiated resources):
        #AddHandler type-map var
    
        #
        # Filters allow you to process content before it is sent to the client.
        #
        # To parse .shtml files for server-side includes (SSI):
        # (You will also need to add "Includes" to the "Options" directive.)
        #
        #AddType text/html .shtml
        #AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml
    </IfModule>
    
    #
    # The mod_mime_magic module allows the server to use various hints from the
    # contents of the file itself to determine its type.  The MIMEMagicFile
    # directive tells the module where the hint definitions are located.
    #
    #MIMEMagicFile conf/magic
    
    #
    # Customizable error responses come in three flavors:
    # 1) plain text 2) local redirects 3) external redirects
    #
    # Some examples:
    #ErrorDocument 500 "The server made a boo boo."
    #ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html
    #ErrorDocument 404 "/cgi-bin/missing_handler.pl"
    #ErrorDocument 402 http://www.example.com/subscription_info.html
    #
    
    #
    # MaxRanges: Maximum number of Ranges in a request before
    # returning the entire resource, or one of the special
    # values 'default', 'none' or 'unlimited'.
    # Default setting is to accept 200 Ranges.
    #MaxRanges unlimited
    
    #
    # EnableMMAP and EnableSendfile: On systems that support it, 
    # memory-mapping or the sendfile syscall may be used to deliver
    # files.  This usually improves server performance, but must
    # be turned off when serving from networked-mounted 
    # filesystems or if support for these functions is otherwise
    # broken on your system.
    # Defaults: EnableMMAP On, EnableSendfile Off
    #
    #EnableMMAP off
    #EnableSendfile on
    
    #AcceptFilter http none
    #AcceptFilter https none
    
    # Supplemental configuration
    #
    # The configuration files in the conf/extra/ directory can be 
    # included to add extra features or to modify the default configuration of 
    # the server, or you may simply copy their contents here and change as 
    # necessary.
    
    # Server-pool management (MPM specific)
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
    
    # Multi-language error messages
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
    
    # Fancy directory listings
    Include conf/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
    
    # Language settings
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-languages.conf
    
    # User home directories
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
    
    # Real-time info on requests and configuration
    Include conf/extra/httpd-info.conf
    
    # Virtual hosts
    # Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
    
    # Local access to the Apache HTTP Server Manual
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-manual.conf
    
    # Distributed authoring and versioning (WebDAV)
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf
    
    # Various default settings
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-default.conf
    
    # Configure mod_proxy_html to understand HTML4/XHTML1
    <IfModule proxy_html_module>
    Include conf/extra/httpd-proxy-html.conf
    </IfModule>
    
    # Secure (SSL/TLS) connections
    # Note: The following must must be present to support
    #       starting without SSL on platforms with no /dev/random equivalent
    #       but a statically compiled-in mod_ssl.
    #
    <IfModule ssl_module>
    #Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
    Include conf/extra/httpd-ahssl.conf
    SSLRandomSeed startup builtin
    SSLRandomSeed connect builtin
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule http2_module>
        ProtocolsHonorOrder On
        Protocols h2 h2c http/1.1
    </IfModule>
    
    
    Alias /static "D:/Server_Apps/python27/Lib/site-packages/openrem/remapp/static"
    
    <Directory "D:/Server_Apps/python27/Lib/site-packages/openrem/remapp/static">
    Require all granted
    </Directory>
    
    
    WSGIScriptAlias / "D:/Server_Apps/python27/Lib/site-packages/openrem/openremproject/wsgi.py"
    WSGIPythonPath "D:/Server_Apps/python27/Lib/site-packages/openrem"
    
    <Directory "D:/Server_Apps/python27/Lib/site-packages/openrem/openremproject">
    <Files wsgi.py>
    #Order deny,allow
    Require all granted
    </Files>
    </Directory>
    
  9. Tim de Wit reporter

    Thanks! I do notice some differences already. If you browse to "myserver.me/", openrem opens, correct? I'm hosting various sites, so my webroot serves an index, linking to all my applications. Openrem starts when browsing to "myserver.me/openrem".
    you: WSGIScriptAlias /
    me: WSGIScriptAlias /openrem

  10. Ed McDonagh

    Some of this confusion comes from the following history:

    • Originally, it was necessary to go to /openrem in order to view the site. /admin links were at the root, but everything else required /openrem including the homepage. I didn't like this, too unfriendly.
    • Issue #171 that relates to this was fixed in commit 7c0ff72bbf07 by adding the initial r'^' match referring to remapp.urls. This meant that you could go to the root URL and expect the site to be displayed.
    • However, the templates had lots of /openrem/stuff links in, which meant that in effect you only ever dropped the /openrem part of the URL for the first page.

    This means that where we have absolute URLs that start with /openrem they are resolved on your system by chance almost, as they are actually being interpreted as being /ct/ for example when you go to /openrem/ct/. So that the site works on your server at all is by chance.

    I guess what we need is some sort of variable declaring the root URL after the domain name, and having it prefixing all the URLs in the template. Otherwise we need to use relative URLs, which then makes the templates more difficult as they all build on each other, and with absolute URLs it doesn't matter where in the site hierarchy the URL is surfaced.

  11. David Platten

    Glad to be of help. Yes, on my install OpenREM is at myserver.me/.

    However, myserver.me/openrem/ also works for me (and everyone else's OpenREM install) due to the contents of urls.py in the openrem\openremproject folder (see the contents of that file below). This redirects both myserver.me/ and myserver.me/openrem to the same set of pages. I think this was put in so that users didn't have to use the "openrem" bit of the address.

    If I comment out the "url(r'^', include('remapp.urls'))," line and restart Apache then myserver.me/ no longer takes me to OpenREM, and I have to use myserver.me/openrem/. Maybe commenting out this line will work for you?

    from django.conf.urls import patterns, include, url
    
    # Uncomment the next two lines to enable the admin:
    from django.contrib import admin
    admin.autodiscover()
    
    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        url(r'^', include('remapp.urls')),
        url(r'^openrem/', include('remapp.urls')),
        url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),
        # Login / logout.
        url(r'^login/$', 'django.contrib.auth.views.login'),
        url(r'^logout/$', 'remapp.views.logout_page'),
    
    )
    
  12. Ed McDonagh

    I think if you do as @dplatten has suggested, you will have to go to myserver.me/openrem/openrem to see content. I would be interested if this is the case.

  13. Tim de Wit reporter

    I restored all code and configurations to their original versions and tried David's suggestion. This unfortunately broke my main site (gave me a django error). Temporarily did solve my trailing slash problem though ;) I would very much prefer openrem (including admin, login, logout links) to stay within a subfolder, in order to prevent conflicts with other applications. Messing around with the apache config and urls.py file might still be the solution. I'll keep trying other configs.

    My current config is as follows:

    /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/mysite.conf

    <VirtualHost *:80>
            ServerName mysite
            ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
            DocumentRoot /var/www/mysite
            ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
            CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
    
            # enable python cgi-scripts
            <Directory "/var/www/mysite">
               AddHandler cgi-script .py
               Options +ExecCGI
            </Directory>
    
    ######################################################################
    # Meteor configuration
    ######################################################################
             # reverse proxy for websockets
             RewriteEngine on
             RewriteCond %{HTTP:UPGRADE} ^WebSocket$ [NC]
             RewriteCond %{HTTP:CONNECTION} Upgrade$ [NC]
             RewriteRule .* ws://localhost:3000%{REQUEST_URI} [P]
    
             ProxyRequests Off
             ProxyPreserveHost On
             ProxyVia Full
    
             <Proxy *>
               Require all granted
             </Proxy>
    
             <Location /meteor>
                 ProxyPass http://127.0.0.1:3000/meteor
                 ProxyPassReverse http://127.0.0.1:3000/meteor
             </Location>
    
    ######################################################################
    # openrem configuration
    ######################################################################
    
             Alias /static "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openrem/remapp/static"
    
             <Directory "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openrem/remapp/static">
               Require all granted
             </Directory>
    
             <Directory "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openrem/openremproject">
               <Files wsgi.py>
                 Order deny,allow
                 Require all granted
               </Files>
             </Directory>
    
    ######################################################################
    
    </VirtualHost>
    

    /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (includes above file)

    # This is the main Apache server configuration file.  It contains the
    # configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
    # See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/ for detailed information about
    # the directives and /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian about Debian specific
    # hints.
    #
    #
    # Summary of how the Apache 2 configuration works in Debian:
    # The Apache 2 web server configuration in Debian is quite different to
    # upstream's suggested way to configure the web server. This is because Debian's
    # default Apache2 installation attempts to make adding and removing modules,
    # virtual hosts, and extra configuration directives as flexible as possible, in
    # order to make automating the changes and administering the server as easy as
    # possible.
    
    # It is split into several files forming the configuration hierarchy outlined
    # below, all located in the /etc/apache2/ directory:
    #
    #       /etc/apache2/
    #       |-- apache2.conf
    #       |       `--  ports.conf
    #       |-- mods-enabled
    #       |       |-- *.load
    #       |       `-- *.conf
    #       |-- conf-enabled
    #       |       `-- *.conf
    #       `-- sites-enabled
    #               `-- *.conf
    #
    #
    # * apache2.conf is the main configuration file (this file). It puts the pieces
    #   together by including all remaining configuration files when starting up the
    #   web server.
    #
    # * ports.conf is always included from the main configuration file. It is
    #   supposed to determine listening ports for incoming connections which can be
    #   customized anytime.
    #
    # * Configuration files in the mods-enabled/, conf-enabled/ and sites-enabled/
    #   directories contain particular configuration snippets which manage modules,
    #   global configuration fragments, or virtual host configurations,
    #   respectively.
    #
    #   They are activated by symlinking available configuration files from their
    #   respective *-available/ counterparts. These should be managed by using our
    #   helpers a2enmod/a2dismod, a2ensite/a2dissite and a2enconf/a2disconf. See
    #   their respective man pages for detailed information.
    #
    # * The binary is called apache2. Due to the use of environment variables, in
    #   the default configuration, apache2 needs to be started/stopped with
    #   /etc/init.d/apache2 or apache2ctl. Calling /usr/bin/apache2 directly will not
    #   work with the default configuration.
    
    
    # Global configuration
    #
    
    #
    # ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server's
    # configuration, error, and log files are kept.
    #
    # NOTE!  If you intend to place this on an NFS (or otherwise network)
    # mounted filesystem then please read the Mutex documentation (available
    # at <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#mutex>);
    # you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
    #
    # Do NOT add a slash at the end of the directory path.
    #
    #ServerRoot "/etc/apache2"
    
    #
    # The accept serialization lock file MUST BE STORED ON A LOCAL DISK.
    #
    Mutex file:${APACHE_LOCK_DIR} default
    
    #
    # PidFile: The file in which the server should record its process
    # identification number when it starts.
    # This needs to be set in /etc/apache2/envvars
    #
    PidFile ${APACHE_PID_FILE}
    
    #
    # Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out.
    #
    Timeout 300
    
    #
    # KeepAlive: Whether or not to allow persistent connections (more than
    # one request per connection). Set to "Off" to deactivate.
    #
    KeepAlive On
    
    #
    # MaxKeepAliveRequests: The maximum number of requests to allow
    # during a persistent connection. Set to 0 to allow an unlimited amount.
    # We recommend you leave this number high, for maximum performance.
    #
    MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
    
    #
    # KeepAliveTimeout: Number of seconds to wait for the next request from the
    # same client on the same connection.
    #
    KeepAliveTimeout 5
    
    
    # These need to be set in /etc/apache2/envvars
    User ${APACHE_RUN_USER}
    Group ${APACHE_RUN_GROUP}
    
    #
    # HostnameLookups: Log the names of clients or just their IP addresses
    # e.g., www.apache.org (on) or 204.62.129.132 (off).
    # The default is off because it'd be overall better for the net if people
    # had to knowingly turn this feature on, since enabling it means that
    # each client request will result in AT LEAST one lookup request to the
    # nameserver.
    #
    HostnameLookups Off
    
    # ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
    # If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
    # container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
    # logged here.  If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
    # container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
    #
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    
    #
    # LogLevel: Control the severity of messages logged to the error_log.
    # Available values: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
    # error, crit, alert, emerg.
    # It is also possible to configure the log level for particular modules, e.g.
    # "LogLevel info ssl:warn"
    #
    LogLevel warn
    
    # Include module configuration:
    IncludeOptional mods-enabled/*.load
    IncludeOptional mods-enabled/*.conf
    
    # Include list of ports to listen on
    Include ports.conf
    
    
    # Sets the default security model of the Apache2 HTTPD server. It does
    # not allow access to the root filesystem outside of /usr/share and /var/www.
    # The former is used by web applications packaged in Debian,
    # the latter may be used for local directories served by the web server. If
    # your system is serving content from a sub-directory in /srv you must allow
    # access here, or in any related virtual host.
    <Directory />
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride None
            Require all denied
    </Directory>
    
    <Directory /usr/share>
            AllowOverride None
            Require all granted
    </Directory>
    
    <Directory /var/www/>
            Options FollowSymLinks
    #       AllowOverride None
            AllowOverride All
            Require all granted
    </Directory>
    
    #<Directory /srv/>
    #       Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    #       AllowOverride None
    #       Require all granted
    #</Directory>
    
    
    
    
    # AccessFileName: The name of the file to look for in each directory
    # for additional configuration directives.  See also the AllowOverride
    # directive.
    # directive.
    #
    AccessFileName .htaccess
    
    #
    # The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being
    # viewed by Web clients.
    #
    <FilesMatch "^\.ht">
            Require all denied
    </FilesMatch>
    
    # needed for openrem
    WSGIScriptAlias /openrem "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openrem/openremproject/wsgi.py"
    WSGIPythonPath "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openrem"
    
    #
    # The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
    # a CustomLog directive.
    #
    # These deviate from the Common Log Format definitions in that they use %O
    # (the actual bytes sent including headers) instead of %b (the size of the
    # requested file), because the latter makes it impossible to detect partial
    # requests.
    #
    # Note that the use of %{X-Forwarded-For}i instead of %h is not recommended.
    # Use mod_remoteip instead.
    #
    LogFormat "%v:%p %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" vhost_combined
    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O" common
    LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
    LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent
    
    # Include of directories ignores editors' and dpkg's backup files,
    # see README.Debian for details.
    
    # Include generic snippets of statements
    IncludeOptional conf-enabled/*.conf
    
    # Include the virtual host configurations:
    IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf
    
    # vim: syntax=apache ts=4 sw=4 sts=4 sr noet
    
  14. Tim de Wit reporter

    After several mods and hacks I finally gave up and hosted a new virtual domain on my server, dedicated for openrem; no problems since then...

  15. Ben Earner

    I was just reading over the change log for 0.9.0b, is this issue duplicated/resolved by #667? I'm going to test it (I haven't updated yet) but this issue might be able to be closed.

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