View Full Version : Miva Error. Ticket #86457

09-09-2003, 09:52 PM
When accessing the Miva part of my site now users get:

Configuration Error: The directory configured as stdmodedatadir references a symbolic link to a directory or file owned by a different user Please contact the server administrator: webmaster@thisdomain.com

Help! My entire business is dead in the water.


09-18-2003, 08:43 AM
You're not alone, but at least you got a ticket number.

I posted to support about this last Friday (12 September). I haven't heard a danged thing back - not even a ticket number.

Anybody know how to "fix" this? We're also dead in the water until this gets fixed.

09-18-2003, 09:36 AM

You might want to post your domain name with one of your post here on the forum. That might help them find your problem.

WestHost - CSimiskey
09-18-2003, 03:49 PM
Wiles - Looks like your store was fixed on the 10th, approximately an hour after your last response to the ticket was submitted (based off of file timestamps).

dagwinn - I would fix it for you right now, but as Wildjoker has suggested, we would need a domain name to do it.

Everyone - To fix this problem, which we had hoped to already have fixed for everyone, you need to edit one file. If you are running miva 4.13 or prior you need to edit miva.conf. If you are running 4.14 and newer, mivavm.conf. These files are located in your cgi-bin (/var/www/cgi-bin). In these files you will find this line:


and it needs to be:


Making that change should fix most users of Miva. There may still need to be SharedSSL installed if you get an error like this:

Unable to open 'accountname/Merchant2/merchant.mvc'

Lastly if you receive an error similar to this (with either username or a number), you will need to have a ticket in with us so that we can fix it for you:

Configuration Error: 'username' is not authorized to use Miva Script
Please contact the server administrator: postmaster@west-datacenter.net

We are working to apply a fix so that this isn't a problem, but it has not been put in place yet.