Nginx problem - failed (20: Not a directory)

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Tue Jul 13 21:16:08 MSD 2010


On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 09:46:11PM -0700, Ken wrote:

> I have some rewrites for the SMF forum and they work just fine.
> The problem I'm having is that they are filling up my error log with "failed (20: Not a directory)" messages for some reason.
> My rewrites are :
>  location /forum/ { 
>         root  /usr/www-data/; 
>         if (!-e $request_filename) { 
>         rewrite ^/index\.php/([a-z]+),([0-9]+)\.(\w+)/(\w+),(\w+)/(\w+)\.html /index.php?$1=$2.$3&$4=$5&$6 last; 
>         rewrite ^/index\.php/([a-z]+),([0-9]+)\.(\w+)/(\w+),(\w+)\.html /index.php?$1=$2.$3&$4=$5 last; 
>         rewrite ^/index\.php/([a-z]+),([0-9]+)\.(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)\.html /index.php?$1=$2.$3&$4&$5 last; 
>         rewrite ^/index\.php/([a-z]+),([0-9]+)\.(\w+)/(\w+)\.html /index.php?$1=$2.$3&$4 last; 
>         rewrite ^/index\.php/([a-z]+),([0-9]+)\.(\w+)\.html /index.php?$1=$2.$3 last; 
>         } 
>      } 

Your rewrites doesn't match anything as they are in "/forum/" 
location (and hence only have chance to see requests starting from 
"/forum/") but anchored to "^/index".

> The exact error message is :
> [error] 75594#0: *1 open() "/usr/www-data/,27483.msg586060/topicseen.html" failed (20: Not a directory), client: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, server:, request: "GET /forum/index.php/topic,27483.msg586060/topicseen.html HTTP/1.1", host: ""
> Could someone please help me with this?

This is expected error message: you are trying to access something 
below index.php, but index.php isn't a directory.

Maxim Dounin

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