2015 July

Django: Permission denied access to / because search permissions are missing on a component of the path

Possible reasons and solutions

i) SELinux settings enforcing a file serve

$ /etc/selinux/config

Change SELINUX = disabled within the file and check if this is the cause for the error

ii) Application directory under restricted user permission folder path

For example, configuring the django project inside /root folder and trying to serve those files via apache server (apache user).

Try changing the folder to a path that you think is good for allowing public access such /var/www or /opt/sites .
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Apache webserver (httpd) service installation on CentOS 7 Linux

First set up the httpd (web) service

$ yum install httpd

If httpd service is already installed, update the service

$ yum update httpd

Now, start the web server

$ service httpd start

Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start httpd.service

Check the status of the web server

$ service httpd status

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Setup Virtualbox Additions on Centos 7 to share files

First step is to install dependencies

$ sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”

$ sudo yum install kernel-devel

Mount the Virtualbox Additions CD ISO. You should download the virtualbox additions iso from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/ depending on your version of Virtual Box.

$ sudo mkdir /media/cdrom/

$ sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom/

$ cd /media/cdrom

$ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

Before this step, create a shared folder in your host system. Say for example, if you created a shared folder named “CentosShare” in the host system you will follow the steps given below to access the share from within Centos.

$ mkdir ~/share

$ mount -t vboxs CentosShare ~/share

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