I'm using MAMP on os x 10.6.

Until this morning clean URLs where working on about 20 different D6 and D7 installations without problems.

All of a sudden clean URLs are broken on all installations. I'm not aware of having changed something in the MAMP or apache configuration.

Things I already checked:

  • phpinfo() tells me that mod_rewrite is loaded.
  • I did not change any .htaccess files

Do you have any idea on where to look at?

Update: I think the .htaccess files are not loaded at all. I can write gibberish into the file and there are no error messages at all.

  • 1
    did u try clearing your cache ?
    – saadlulu
    Feb 11, 2012 at 15:49
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    With Drupal it seems that advice is equivalent to telling a Windows user to "Restart their computer." :D Feb 11, 2012 at 18:44

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The .htaccess files are ignored if the AllowOverride directive is set to None.

  • Thanks for the answer. After all it turned out, that i changed the path to my drupal installations from ../PHP/.. to ../php/.. . I missed the fact that this path is stored inside httpd.conf by MAMP makeing the AllowOverride useless.
    – BetaRide
    Feb 11, 2012 at 16:24

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