I have been trying to get Omeka installed on a DigitalOcean Ubuntu 18.04 LTS image, and keep running into the same error message when going to the install page:
mod_rewrite is not enabled.
This is with the 2.6.1 current version of Omeka. I’m following the step by step instructions here:
Everything seems to be set up correctly - .htaccess is present, I have file permissions set correctly, and I tried both commenting and uncommenting the ReWriteBase line. I tried the trick of going directly to the install.php file and the script runs, but then I get “file not found” errors when going to the admin panel (it does generate the public front page, however).
As far as software versions go - Apache is 2.4.9, PHP is 7.2.
Back in April, I had a functioning installation of what was then the current version of Omeka on Digital Ocean after following the directions here: https://programminghistorian.org/en/lessons/installing-omeka , but I re-thought was I was doing with the site and deleted that installation. After having the issues on 18.04 outlined above, I also tried to follow that install outline with 16.04 and the now current 2.6.1. version of Omeka, but I’m getting the same mod_rewrite issue. I may go back and try an older version of Omeka next to see if that makes the difference, but I’d prefer to be up to date. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!