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Nginx rewrite rule doesn't work at Centminmod but it works on Nginx old server

Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by pamamolf, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. pamamolf

    pamamolf Premium Member Premium Member

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    Hello

    I have a weird problem helping a friend of me to move to Centminmod.

    My friend has on old server (Nginx default installation) and his IPB forum (v3) is at the forum path like this:

    and the forum link is:

    The index main page work with no issues on the new server.

    When you click on forum category or browse for a topic the link turn to:

    I don't like that double forum in the link but as he want it as it is i will try to do it...

    So on that link i am getting a 503 error.

    If i remove manually from the link one of both /forum/ it works so the problem should be the redirect rule....

    I did check and got at the old Nginx config the related rule:

    Code:
            location /forum/ {
                    index index.php;
                    try_files $uri $uri/ /forum/index.php?q=$request_uri;
            }
    So i add it on Centminmod https config file and restart Nginx and i thought that this should work but no..

    It is very crazy as it works on the default Nginx config and not on Centminmod...

    Any ideas?


    I attach also the old config here....

    Thank you
     

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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Isn't v3 EOL / unsupported? Time to upgrade and moving is the perfect time to do it.

    Good luck!
     
  3. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Full nginx domain.com.ssl.conf or domain.com.conf config file ?
     
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    Check attachment please...

    It doesn't work :(
     

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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    problem is your /forums location context is embedded with your web root location / context and not outside of it
    Code (Text):
    location /forums {
       try_files  $uri $uri/ /forums/index.php;                                         <---Doesn't work
    }
    

    so it's conflicting with wordpress try_files directive
     
  7. pamamolf

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    When i was read your reply i was 100% that this should fix the problem but not :(

    I place the rewrite rule above the include lines at the config ( i try also above the rewrite rule for main / ) and restart Nginx but it was not working again :(

    Same error ...

    I can provide you access if you want to check it....just let me know please...
     
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  9. pamamolf

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    It doesn't work :(

    I did a try to change it to:

    try_files $uri $uri/ /forum/$request_uri;

    just out of curiosity and now i can see from a 503 error a 500 error....
     
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  10. pamamolf

    pamamolf Premium Member Premium Member

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    Problem fixed !

    For unknown reason the collation of tables was mixed with latin1 and utf8 in the process of backup/restore ...

    I convert them to utf8 and all are ok now :)

    Thanks and sorry for the trouble.
     
  11. eva2000

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    ah mixed table collations !