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Nginx conf

Nginx configuration not working with owncloud 5? -- Simonsmiley (talk) 01:46, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

This nginx config didn't work out for me.
Here is my working nginx conf
-- Simonsmiley (talk) 01:46, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

For PHP 7.0.2 in ownCloud 8.0.x you may need to disable fastcgi_buffering - refer to

--Noctivivans (talk) 18:16, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Self-signed certificate not accepted

The suggested fix for the webdav error-notice didn't work for me. However I found another fix [1] namely disable mod_curl in php.ini that did work.

Foppe (talk) 16:54, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Disabling curl also worked for me, thanks! This isn't an ideal solution however. Did you manage to find a proper fix? --Lonaowna (talk) 13:37, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:49, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

PHP open_basedir error on 32-bit install

On Owncloud 8.0.0-1, I had to comment out the php_admin_value open_basedir line order even to get to the owncloud wizard login page. It then gives the following error:

It seems that this ownCloud instance is running on a 32-bit PHP environment and the open_basedir has been configured in php.ini. This will lead to problems with files over 4GB and is highly discouraged. Please remove the open_basedir setting within your php.ini or switch to 64-bit PHP.

Daremonai (talk) 19:12, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:49, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Keeping apps in /var/www/owncloud/apps doesn't work

At least with owncloud 8.0.2-1, the mentioned fix for write into apps directory does not work. It is possible to install apps, that are put in the /var/www/owncloud/apps folder, but they can't be used afterwards. They appear in the Apps menu, but the icon is broken and when you open the app, a blank/broken page appears (tested with the music and ownnote apps). --Theblackcrow1 (talk) 18:28, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

PS: I'm not the only one with this issue: [2] --Theblackcrow1 (talk) 18:39, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Yeah I had this problem as well. You need a way for it to load static files from there, e.g. for Nginx:
   location ~ /wapps/(.*)$ {
       alias /var/www/owncloud/apps/$1;
Please check if this works and is sufficient. It seems for me. Javex (talk) 12:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:48, 31 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi, the readability of the article is improvable. IMO, the chapters should starting answering the important questions in easy language:

1. Why do I want owncloud? 2. Why do I want nginx? Do I need it? 3. Why do I want Uwsgi? Do I need it? 4. Why are php-intl and php-mcrypt recommended? What are they for?

Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:48, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Style Improvement Flag

[[Moved from Talk:Nextcloud -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Kynikos. You have probably noticed I am new to Arch Wiki and I am still learning. Can you give me a few pointers as to what needs urgent improvement style wise and I will work on it? Thanks.—This unsigned comment is by Returntrip (talk) 12 October 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hi Returntrip, first of all thank you for writing the article! I put the template there during my daily patrolling, since I usually don't have the time to fix all the issues that I spot around, and the template is simply a reminder that there's work to be done :)
That said, it's always a pleasure to help users who want to learn :) As I linked from the template, Help:Style contains (or links to) most of the style conventions used in the wiki. For starters, see Help:Style/Formatting and punctuation#Quotations about the quote in the intro; then according to Help:Style#Package management instructions you can remove many redundant links from Nextcloud#Installation; Help:Style/White space#Generic rules tells about separating sections with multiple blank lines; you can use Help:Style#Code formatting also inside Note templates; see Help:Style/Formatting_and_punctuation#Pseudo-variables_in_file.2Fcommand_line_contents to format what we call "pseudo-variables"; see Help:Style#Command_line_text for command prompts in code blocks; see Help:Style#systemd_units_operations about systemctl commands; usually we consider expressions such as "Enjoy X" non-compliant with Help:Style#Language_register.
About the content, I'd suggest to take inspiration from Help:Style#Hypertext_metaphor and Help:Reading#Organization, and see if some content can be deduplicated, especially the PHP or Apache parts.
You don't have to fix all that by yourself of course, it's a wiki and other interested users may come and give you a hand, however I thought I'd give you some hints on how to "fish" here ;) Keep up the good work!
Kynikos (talk) 11:42, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Kynikos! Your suggestions were a real eye opener, there is so much an untrained eye can miss :). I have implemented some of the changes and would welcome additional feedback to further improve the article style. Please note I have not yet explored the Help:Style#Hypertext_metaphor and Help:Reading#Organization articles but I will do that ASAP. Thanks again.
Returntrip (talk) 13:06, 13 October 2016 (UTC) Returntrip
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:47, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
You're on the right track Returntrip, the style guides may still be a little confusing or unclear somewhere, if you have questions just ask :) — Kynikos (talk) 11:13, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Possible merge with owncloud

[[Moved from Talk:Nextcloud -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm thinking many of the installation and configuration steps are identical between Nextcloud and Owncloud. We could possibly merge these two articles. There is some good info here that may be missing at Owncloud. I think unless there are drastic differences they should be combined. We could note any differences in the main article. -- Rdeckard (talk) 01:52, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Good idea. Are you offering to take point? Graysky (talk) 01:58, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Sure. It actually looks like many of the sections are identical (were copied). I'll work on it. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:00, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Wait, shouldn't we create a new page merging the content, then setup redirects from 'owncloud' and 'nextcloud' to that new page? To me, the unified page would would allow for either package to be installed from one read without having all the clicking between pages like I see you have started to do. Graysky (talk) 13:22, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Right. That was temporary until I got everything merged piece-by-piece. It all now goes to ownCloud where both programs are treated. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:36, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
OK, if you're finished, I might take a look at further refining the unified page, but I don't want to deal with potential content collisions if we are both editing simultaneously :) Graysky (talk) 13:42, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Go for it! I'm done with it for the morning. Thanks! -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:44, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
I Realize I am a bit late on this, but the fact that Nextcloud forked from ownCloud, wouldn't it have been advantageous to keep them separate as we don't know how long the install processes will remain the same / similiar? --TheFlyingFool (talk) 13:57, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
We may have to revisit this again. But for now the setup and configuration are nearly the same. Personally I think the owncloud/nextcloud manuals do a great job with the details, so we should refer to them more often. If and when the installation process here diverges, we'll consider splitting again. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:50, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

under construction template

Is there a note we can add to this article to indicate to readers that it is currently under cleanup/construction? I do not have a solid block of time I can devote to it but I will commit additional edits over this weekend. Graysky (talk) 17:24, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

There's nothing that flags something as "under construction", since all wiki articles are considered as such. If you feel like the article is inaccurate, out of date, or needs significant cleanup, there are flags for those with Template:Accuracy, Template:Out of date, and Template:Style, respectively. See Help:Template#Article status templates. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry with flagging it. -- Rdeckard (talk) 18:22, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Closing. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:47, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Switch to cron from AJAX

The ownCloud 9.1 Server Administration Manual on "Defining Background Jobs" states cron as the preferred method for executing regular tasks. It also states that AJAX is "...the default option. Unfortunately, however, it is also the least reliable." The downside being AJAX requires regular visits to the page to trigger the background job. --Koopa (talk) 21:37, 7 February 2017 (UTC)