[CentOS] Apache not liking directories outside of /var/www

Fri Jul 31 16:24:04 UTC 2009
Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>


On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:17, Boris Epstein<borepstein at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any idea why that would be?

It's SELinux. Files exported by Apache must have context
httpd_sys_content_t. You can use "ls -Z" to see the context of a
certain file. You can use "chcon -R httpd_sys_content_t /home/test" to
change the context of all the files in the /home/test directory,
however that will not apply to new files created under that directory,
in which case you have to add new rules using "semanage fcontext" (see
the examples "man semanage" for help on how to do that).

In general I would advise you to try to adapt your application so that
the files that need to be seen by Apache are under /var/www, if you
have that flexibility it will be simpler and have less chance of
breaking in the future.