Bug#304615: asterisk-web-vmail: vmail.cgi can't access voicemail.conf by default

Michel Meyers Michel Meyers <steltek@tcnnet.dyndns.org>, 304615@bugs.debian.org
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:49:11 +0200

Package: asterisk-web-vmail
Version: 1:1.0.7.dfsg.1-2
Severity: important

By default, vmail.cgi gives the following error when trying to access a
voice mailbox (after typing username and password):
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Software error:

Bleh, no /etc/asterisk/voicemail.conf at
/usr/lib/cgi-bin/asterisk/vmail.cgi line 96.
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(This is: trying to use it with Apache 1.3 by just installing the

To get it to work you either need to add www-data to the asterisk group
or change the permissions of voicemail.conf like this:
chgrp www-data /etc/asterisk/voicemail.conf

That way, apache can access the config file and vmail.cgi works.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (650, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-k7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages asterisk-web-vmail depends on:
ii  apache [httpd-cgi]            1.3.33-4   versatile, high-performance HTTP s
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [httpd-cg 2.0.53-5   traditional model for Apache2

-- no debconf information