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I'm running a fresh httpd install on Fedora linux and all my static content 403s.

The error_log shows this:

mod_rewrite: can't access DBM RewriteMap file

How do I fix this?

Thanks, Chris

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It looks like you may be using an old config file or something has been uncommented in an example file that shouldn't have been.

Check through your apache configuration files looking for something like

RewriteMap examplemap dbm=sdbm:/etc/apache/mapfile.dbm  

If you find something similar either comment it out (put a # at the start of the line) or put a suitable file in the location it's looking.

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That was it, thanks! – Chris B Mar 15 '12 at 20:13

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