contrib/.htaccess… error installing Bugzilla

I ran into a very annoying problem while working on hw2 for my System Administration class, specifically during installation of Bugzilla on a barebones Fedora 12 virtual machine.

After running ./ in /usr/share/bugzilla, the following error sprung up:

I was unable to find anything about it online, but it turned out to be a very simple solution of either creating a contrib directory in /usr/share/bugzilla:

Or creating a symbolic link as my professor suggested on the mailing list:

And then re-running the script. I didn’t try the symbolic link but I have no reason to believe my professor is wrong =).

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One Response to contrib/.htaccess… error installing Bugzilla

  1. eric says:

    Thanks! I ran into the same (annoying) issue and this was the solution.

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