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I'm tring to install and configure RSS Lounge on my Raspberry PI (Wheezy 3.2.27). This is what I get when I go to http://localhost/rsslounge:

The Apache module "mod_rewrite" is not loaded

However, the rewrite module is enabled :

ab@1234 : sudo apache2ctl -t -D DUMP_MODULES
    Loaded Modules:
     core_module (static)
     log_config_module (static)
     logio_module (static)
     version_module (static)
     mpm_prefork_module (static)
     http_module (static)
     so_module (static)
     alias_module (shared)
     auth_basic_module (shared)
     authn_file_module (shared)
     authz_default_module (shared)
     authz_groupfile_module (shared)
     authz_host_module (shared)
     authz_user_module (shared)
     autoindex_module (shared)
     cgi_module (shared)
     deflate_module (shared)
     dir_module (shared)
     env_module (shared)
     headers_module (shared)
     mime_module (shared)
     negotiation_module (shared)
     php5_module (shared)
     reqtimeout_module (shared)
     rewrite_module (shared)
     setenvif_module (shared)
     ssl_module (shared)
     status_module (shared)
    Syntax OK

Moreover, I followed this test and the server is behaving correctly so the problem lies on the link between Apache and RSSLounge.

Here is my /etc/apache2/sites-availables/default file :

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

        DocumentRoot /var/www
        <Directory />
                Options FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride All
        <Directory /var/www/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride All
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all
                RewriteEngine on

(the rsslounge folder is obviously in /var/www/)

What is wrong with my configuration ?

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Is RSSLounge in /var/www ? If you install it with a package, it is maybe in /usr/share/rsslounge and your option "RewriteEngine on" is not used. Put it in the Virtual Host to be available in all your dirs.

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the package is zipped, so you can decompress wherever you want to. I un-zipped it to /var/www/rsslounge (with chown to www-data:www-data). – lucasg Mar 15 '13 at 0:26

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