OSX Mountain Lion Server, Omeka 2.0, no .htaccess?

Hallo! Disclaimer: I'm relatively new to anything related to setting up servers, platforms, etc, and I've been sorting through past issues trying to see if this has been encountered before. Please let me know if it has been solved and I just missed it.

I am getting an error when trying to launch Omeka, and upon looking for hidden files using

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

all I found in the Omeka folder was a .DS file, but no .htaccess, which I gather is something I'm supposed to have which will direct the URL to index.php (yes?).

What do I do? Is there a way to create the .htaccess file or copy it from an older version of Omeka?


Where'd you get your Omeka 2.0 download from, and how did you unzip it into its destination.

The zip file linked from this blog post definitely includes the .htaccess file.

Depending on the method you used to move the files over, if you weren't showing hidden files at the time, you might have missed it, and not copied it along with the rest of the files. Try looking in the zip file again for the missing .htaccess.

I downloaded Omeka from the link on that blog post. It's been recommended to me that I should unzip it within the file I intend to run it from so that .htaccess won't get lost in the shuffle. I'll download the new release of Omeka 2.0 and do that.

Thanks :)