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The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /packages-install.
Reason: Document contains no data
Apache/1.3.37 Server at www.infobasics.org Port 80
Also restarting AOL Server seems not to solve anything.
Could it be that no packages are attached to OpenACS 5.3?
Your assistance is well appreciated.
I'm not aware of what's happening with 5.3 but I can see that your error is caused because you are connecting to an Apache server when you probably want to be connecting to AOLserver:
"Apache/1.3.37 Server at www.infobasics.org Port 8"
What IP address and port is AOLserver running on?
The IP address is 126.96.36.199 Port 80.
We did a clean install of OACS 5.3 on IP: 188.8.131.52 on port 80, but still get the same error message: Proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET/packages-install.
Reason: Document contains no data.
If I go to http://184.108.40.206/packages-install? in my browser it tells me that you're running Apache/1.3.37 Server. It should say AOLserver.
What do you get if you run this on the Linux command line?
netstat -natp | grep ':80.*LISTEN'
I have been googleing for this problem and strangely a lot of people seem to have this problem since 1998 on many different systems, but nobody ever seems to be able to come up with a solution.
Ben, when I bypass the apache reverse-proxy on that site, I get this browser error:
"Too many redirects occurred trying to open “...”. This might occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page which then is redirected to open the original page."
It seems there is a misconfiguration in aolserver/openacs somewhere. Make sure that all references to the domain name in the aolserver and openacs kernel parameters are consistent.. either using or not using the prefix "www.".
Once you have the site working on the port served by aolserver, then any reverseproxy issues can be addressed.
'k, let's see if I can add some to this thread though ...
If I go to the web site, I get the 'Welcome' page, and a button for 'Next>' ... if you click on Next, it comes back with a 'Document contains no data' error with the URL for /package-install?
... looking in the OpenACS logs, there is:
[11/Feb/2007:20:02:46][99046.135123968][-conn:11-] Error: Unable to source /usr/local/www/villagetalk.net/openacs-5.3.0/packages/acs-bootstrap-installer/installer/packages-install.tcl: file does not exist.
[11/Feb/2007:20:04:47][99046.135123968][-conn:11-] Notice: exiting: timeout waiting for connection
checking the file system, there is no package-install.tcl file in that directory, only an 'install.tcl':
villagetalk# ls /usr/local/www/villagetalk.net/openacs-5.3.0/packages/acs-bootstrap-installer/installer
so, is it referencing the wrong file, or is the file mis-named? is it safe to rename install.tcl -> package-install.tcl?
This may be the fix, if it hasn't been done yet:
Torben, can the scripts not try and detect if appropriate settings are made and error/warning accordingly? Ie:
# show default_with_oids;
if off, then error saying that this needs to be fixed before it can load the schema?
If not, I'll see about adding it in the next couple of weeks. Here's the doc on the bootstrap process (as a reminder for me) or in case someone wants to start at it before me ;) http://openacs.org/doc/current/bootstrap-acs.html