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I'm trying to set up an alias so when someone accesses /phpmyadmin/, nginx will pull it from /home/phpmyadmin/ rather than from the usual document root. However, everytime I pull up the URL, it gives me a 404 on all items not pulled through fastcgi. fastcgi seems to be working fine, whereas the rest is not. strace is telling me it's trying to pull everything else from the usual document root, yet I can't figure out why. Can anyone provide some insight?

Here is the relevant part of my config:

            location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.php)$
            {
                    include fcgi.conf;
                    fastcgi_index index.php;
                    fastcgi_pass  unix:/tmp/php-cgi.sock;
                    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /home$fastcgi_script_name;
            }

            location /phpmyadmin
            {
                    alias /home/phpmyadmin/;
            }
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Why are people downvoting this? Just because you can't figure it out doesn't mean it's a bad question. At least provide a reason for the downvotes, kiddies. –  Rob Apr 2 '12 at 6:50
    
As a long-time apache user new to nginx, I find this really strange and unnecessarily complicated. I spent several hours looking through documentation to try to understand why. Can someone please explain this behaviour? Aliases should be just that - an alias to a location. –  tudor Oct 28 at 4:08

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Figured out a way. I'm not sure if it's the BEST, but it's certainly working right now.

Here's what I did:

        location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.*)$
        {
                alias /home/phpmyadmin/$1;
        }
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I'm not sure but have you tried writing it this way:

location /phpmyadmin/
        {
                alias /home/phpmyadmin/;
        }

Also, what's the URI from which you are trying to access it?

As far as I understand it, you have to use the URI

/home/phpmyadmin/

and not just

/phpmyadmin/

You can read more about it here: http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpCoreModule

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Thank you for an answer, at least. But yeah. I've tried that. Same thing. –  Rob Apr 2 '12 at 20:31
    
Maybe you have to add the alias to the other location. You could compare your config to the ones there: serverfault.com/questions/223028/… –  Black-Pixel Apr 2 '12 at 20:40

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