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Need Help with MAMP Woes

  • # May 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

    There are 2 features of MAMP that I’m not understanding, and need the help of the community with.

    1) Upon first install I could enter “localhost:8888/” and get an index of my htdocs directory. Now when I do it, I get a forbidden error.

    2) Why am I not allowed to extract a folder into either the htdocs folder, or any folder within htdocs? It tells me that I need to extract elsewhere, and then drag the content into the folders.

    Can anyone help me on this?

    # May 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    hello psionicsin,

    i don’t get it…
    if you managed to install MAMP (you say you could enter “localhost:8888/”), have you tried just clicking on MAMP button (in your dock, or in “Applications/MAMP”) ?
    Then you should get your favorite browser opened, url like :
    “http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=French” (well i’m french but i guess you could get something like : http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English“)

    after that, just keep : “http://localhost:8888/” as you usually do to get your directory ….

    no ?

    youn.

    # May 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Bringing up “http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English” is not the problem. That come sup just fine.

    My problem is with “http://localhost:8888/”. It no longer shows my list of directories. I get a message that says “Not Found The requested URL /” was not found on this server”.

    I used to be able to view my directory in my browser as hyperlinks.

    # May 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

    By default Apache blocks directory listings for security reasons, read the following thread which explains how to enable directory listings.

    http://forum.mamp.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=267

    As for your htdocs issue ensure that you have both write and read permissions as i tested extracting a zip file and had no issues.

    # June 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I checked inside of Get Info and I set everything to “Read&Write”. Still can’t extract into any directory in htdocs.

    Is there something else I should be using to check my “Read&Write” permissions?

    # June 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    what do you get :

    .when clicking on “CMD” + “i” to get info, on your MAMP folder : what permissions do you get? (here i get : “Read + Write”)- not htdocs folder. if you don’t have permissions enough, maybe trying some recursive linux command (something like “chmod ugo+rwx -R *” but i’d highly recommand to check on the web ….. i’m not good at this, sorry)…
    what i mean is that : maybe “it says” you got “Read&Write” permission on htdocs, but are you sure you have the same on “MAMP” folder ?

    just trying to help… sorry…

    # June 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Ahh no worries now. I just changed my document root from the htdocs folder, to a custom one. No more permission problems now lol.

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