I forgot to set again apache_xsendfile = True for my last tests,
So it appears that the "real" solution was to deactivate the SELinux mode.
I hope it will help somebody if they run into the same problem.
De : SAPET, Frederic
Envoyé : mercredi 8 février 2017 14:59
À : 'John Chilton' <jmchilton(a)gmail.com>
Cc : galaxy-dev(a)lists.galaxyproject.org
Objet : RE: [galaxy-dev] Issue when using xsendfile with galaxy release_16.07
Thank you for this answer.
You're right, it works now. I think that my apache server was started since a while,
without the good user (as root).
By the way I don't understand why it was ok for some type of file and not for
De : John Chilton [mailto:email@example.com] Envoyé : mardi 7 février 2017 18:56 À :
SAPET, Frederic <frederic.sapet(a)biogemma.com> Cc :
Objet : Re: [galaxy-dev] Issue when using xsendfile with galaxy release_16.07
Sorry for the delay in responding - are you sure this is due to a change in Galaxy and not
a configuration difference between your development and production server?
[Thu Aug 18 15:33:48 2016] [error] [client 192.168.29.12] (13)Permission denied:
xsendfile: cannot open file:
Makes it seem like the problem is a Unix permission usage. What are the permissions for
ls -lsah softs/bioinfo/galaxy-prod/database/files/000/dataset_19.dat
It is probably owned by the Galaxy user right? If the user that the apache server runs as
does not match this could definitely explain the problem. You'll want to make sure
that the apache user is the Galaxy user or more realistically that the apache user belongs
to the group that "owns" those files - perhaps a "galaxy" group. In
this second case - you'll also need to make sure Galaxy files are group readable.
On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:43 AM, SAPET, Frederic <frederic.sapet(a)biogemma.com>
I can still reproduce this issue with release_16.10
I’m unable to preview some files (txt, pasted entry) until I have
changed their type (ie : to tabular).
I’ve switch off the feature but it seems to be better regarding
performances so if you could help me to find why it doesn’t work it would be nice.
De : galaxy-dev [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] De
la part de SAPET, Frederic Envoyé : mercredi 24 août 2016 17:19 À :
Objet : [galaxy-dev] Issue when using xsendfile with galaxy
I’m trying the latest Galaxy (git status gives me : # On branch
I’ve set the xsend option in galaxy.ini (in order to run Galaxy behind
a web server proxy, and apply all methods described here :
apache_xsendfile = True
HTML, gff3,tabular files are just fine but the preview of some other
files (txt, csv) is broken on the interface.
When I want to preview a txt file :
The requested URL /datasets/fd1df6a9052810d5/display/ was not found on
And apache says :
[Thu Aug 18 15:33:48 2016] [error] [client 192.168.29.12]
denied: xsendfile: cannot open file:
/softs/bioinfo/galaxy-prod/database/files/000/dataset_19.dat, referer: http:
But it looks like this is not really a problem related to access.
Indeed, from the same file, I switch it from txt to tabular (edit
attributes), the preview works.
Are you able to reproduce the behavior ?
The same problem occurs on release_16.01.
It’s fine with the release v15.05 which is my production server right now.
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