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htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by kairoen » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:39 am

I have lots of sites that have an blank frontpage after upgrading from 3.9.23 -> 3.9.24.
All other URL works fine, and I think this must be related to htaccess. The only solution so far, is to install Akeeba Admin Tools and create an .htaccess file.

I have deleted the old .htaccess, added new one from 3.9.24, but still no luck.
There are no errors in errorlog, so there are no server errors - so there must be something with the htaccess, since Akeeba AdminTools fix the problem.

I have tested different versions of PHP as well (7.2/7.3/7.4)

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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by pe7er » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:29 am

A blank page is often an indication of a PHP error with Error Reporting switched to Off.

Could you check the "Error Reporting" level in your Global Configuration?
Switch it to Maximum to see the real error.
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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by kairoen » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:52 am

Yes, I have done this as well. No error at all

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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by pe7er » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:14 am

Are all your sites with the issue on the same server?
Do you have an empty index.html in the root of those sites which is loaded instead of the index.php?

Could you give some more info about your server set-up?
You can use the Forum Post Assistant for that: https://forumpostassistant.github.io/docs/
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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by kairoen » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:07 am

No, there are not all sites. About 10-15% of them have this issue.
Same server setup for all, so this is a strange issue.

The index.html is not empty. The index.html contains this content:
<!DOCTYPE html><title></title>

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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by pe7er » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:36 am

Ok, your Apache server is set up to load that index.html as default page.
When no specific page is asked for, which is at the homepage https://example.com/ then the webserver loads that index.html that displays nothing.

Just remove (or rename) that file from the root and your blank frontpage will be solved.
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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by kairoen » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:13 pm

Yes, this is correct. Thanks for your help

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Re: htaccess issue after upgrade to 3.9.24

Post by pe7er » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:45 pm

You're welcome!
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