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I installed MoinMoin on Ubuntu 11.04 using the instructions in, including the (first two) bullets for Ubuntu 10.10 in the Suggestions section at the bottom.

Apache and MoinMoin are running on a machine at my employer with the hostname "daryls". (Only visible behind the firewall, of course.) So http://daryls/ goes to MyStartingPage.

When I click on HelpOnEditing and HelpOnMoinWikiSyntax while editing a page, I get a blank page. HelpContents (when I click on the HelpContents tab) is also blank.

I found a question in MoinMoin's documentation where a similar problem to mine is described. But clicking on HelpOnEditing goes to http://daryls/HelpOnEditing, HelpOnMoinWikiSyntax to http://daryls/HelpOnMoinWikiSyntax and HelpContents goes to http://daryls/HelpContents. (I don't have the extra "/instance_name/" in the URL as they describe.) But just to be sure, I cleared the contents of /usr/share/moin/data/cache, which made no difference.

I too wonder (like "twm" in the question) whether this is a configuration error. Do I need to tell MoinMoin or Apache that the domain name of the server is "daryls"?

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FYI I previously posted this same question to the moin-user mailing list:… – Daryl Spitzer Jun 14 '11 at 20:27
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I didn't follow the instructions in section 3.3 of It all works now that I have installed "all_pages".

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