<VirtualHost *:80>

    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/library/public

    <Directory /var/www/html/library/public>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride All
            Order allow,deny
            allow from all
            Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined


<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    <IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
        Options -MultiViews -Indexes
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    # Handle Authorization Header
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} .
    RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    # Redirect Trailing Slashes If Not A Folder...
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (.+)/$
    RewriteRule ^ %1 [L,R=301]

    # Handle Front Controller...
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

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Based on what you’ve shared, my guess would be that your .htaccess file might have permissions set that are preventing apache from reading them. If you created it as the root user this may be the case and running a recursive command to set permissions/ownership in that directory may miss the file since it is hidden.

I would recommend doing:

chown www-data.www-data .htaccess

In the directory where your .htaccess file is located, then restart Apache and see if the problem persists.

having the same problem, did the chown trick, but no change so far…(

I’ve done Enabling mod_rewrite and it works now. FYI, I followed just the Step 1 and and it works, since laravel has it’s own .htaccess file.

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

by Mateusz Papiernik
by Brian Hogan
Apache's mod_rewrite module lets you redirect URLs based on additional conditions, or rewrite URLs in a cleaner fashion, translating human-readable paths into code-friendly query string. In this tutorial, you'll enable `mod_rewrite` and use `.htaccess` files to create a basic URL redirection, and then explore a couple of advanced use cases.
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