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I am running an ikiwiki for my personal use on my laptop via apache2 (os: ubuntu 10.04).

If I want to make a link to a local pdf-file I put the file into my scrdir and use the usual wikilink syntax. However if I put only a symbolic link into the scrdir instead of the actual file, it doesn't work. Is there a way to make that ikiwiki handles symbolic links in this situation?

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What is ikiwiki? Sounds funny. –  Kevdog777 Jul 31 '12 at 7:57
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@Kevdog777 See ikiwiki.info ikiwiki is a wiki with git backend. You can just do all the things with the wiki you can do with git.. –  student Jul 31 '12 at 11:51
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Sounds like an Apache configuration issue. Ensure you have Options+FollowSymLinks (or Options +All) set for the given directory.

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Also, make sure that the permissions for the symlink's target are such that Apache can access it. That means at the minimum that all directories up to the target must have the x-bit set. –  Scott Severance Nov 4 '11 at 13:42
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