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eZ 2013.5 ezsetup issue - internal server error (chmod & symlinks)

eZ 2013.5 ezsetup issue - internal server error (chmod & symlinks)

Thursday 23 May 2013 11:27:23 am - 2 replies

If you are:

- Getting an "Internal Server Error" page when you try to access

- using Linux/UNIX, htaccess and the chmod method (for "Setting up folder permissions", ref install instructions).

Then this seems to be working for me:

- restart the entire eZ installation process (I delete the files and unzip from the downloaded file again)

- follow the installation instructions, >> but leave out << the chmod command

Doing  this allows me to access ezsetup instead of getting the "internal server error".

I've submitted an issue report ( Please see this for a complete explanation.There's probably an easier way to fix this, but it's beyond my expertise at the moment. For reference, when this issue occurs, I can access ezsetup at

But not here:


The chmod command I am referring to is the following, from the "Installing eZ Publish on a Linux/Unix based system" documentation page.

cd /<ezp5-root>/
chmod -R a+rwx ezpublish/{cache,logs,config} \
    ezpublish_legacy/{design,extension,settings,var} web

Modified on Friday 24 May 2013 3:30:32 am by Paul Wilson

Thursday 23 May 2013 12:02:42 pm

Many thanks Paul for sharing, we'll do our best to simplify this part of the documentation. 

Friday 24 May 2013 3:27:42 am

Hi Nicolas, thanks for your reply.

Please regard this as an observation for the moment - a note to anyone experiencing the same thing. It might be a special case or a code-related issue rather than anything about the documentation. (The documentation is clear, makes sense, and a command like that has been part of setting up eZ for many versions now).


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