phpMyAdmin - apache configuration issue

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Jan 25 13:49:49 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2016-01-25 at 07:38 -0500, william drescher wrote:
> /etc/apache2/conf-available does not have phpmyadmin.conf but 
> there is a phpmyadmin.conf in /etc/dbconfig-common

That file has nothing to do with the web server; it is just the
phpmyadmin setup.

You has to be a configuration stanza for phpmyadmin in the Apache
configuration. If there isn't one, Apache is "disconnected" from
phpmyadmin; there is no way for Apache to know about phpmyadmin, and you
will get exactly the symptoms you have described.

One way forward (short of purging and reinstalling Apache too) would be
to copy the phpmyadmin.conf file out of /etc/apache2/conf-available on
the production server and stick it in /etc/apache2/conf-available on the
misbehaving server. Edit it if necessary, but it will probably be fine
as is, it's quite generic. Then make a link to it
in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled and restart Apache.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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