I've been trying to set up mod_rewrite on a newish, fairly clean install of Apache 2, on Ubuntu 8.04. However, whenever I test the URL-to-be-redirected, I get a 404.
I ran a2enmod rewrite and a2enmod proxy; as far as I can tell, they were successful - my mods-enabled directory contains proxy.conf, proxy.load, and rewrite.load.
My vhosts file includes this:
DocumentRoot /var/www/saveplay <Directory /var/www/saveplay> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory>
and my .htaccess file is in the relevant directory. (It's currently owned by www-data; it didn't work when it was owned by root either.) It looks like this:
Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/koolaid$ https://www.kintera.org/site/c.leJNIPOvErH/b.5926197/k.4F51/Save_Play_Donation_Form/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?source=koolaid [R=301]
I am sure there is something desperately stupid and simple that I am missing, but my google-fu is failing me.