Step by step local installation, no luck

After having problems, I am starting over a step by step local installation of the starterkit.

The system:

  • Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon (ubuntu, debian based)
  • Apache 2.4.29
  • PHP 7.2.24
  • mbstring, curl, ctype and gd enabled (according to phpinfo)
  • install on var/html/www which is root/root and 755

The installation:

  • sudo git clone
  • chgrp -R www-data starterkit/ to give apache group ownership everywhere
  • chmod -R g+rwX startkekit/ to give apache read and write permissions everywhere


  • Visiting localhost/starterkit results in images not found
  • Visiting localhost/starterkit/panel or subpages not found

.htaccess troubleshooting

  • Adding ‘INVALID LINE’ at the top of the .htaccess file results in 500 server error on the homepage

media, accounts, sessions…

  • there is a media/pages/photography... folder
  • there is a site/sessions but no site/accounts yet (not that I created one)

What am I missing?

Thank you

Is mod_rewrite enabled?

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If I remember correctly, for me, file permissions were a problem. Check whether the files have proper read/write access.

No, but mod_rewrite is NOT listed among the requeriments unless I missed something.

And that solves it, yes.

Thank you @jimbobrjames