Debug DreamFactory errors

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

The DreamFactory log file is at the storage/logs/dreamfactory.log path inside the DreamFactory installation directory.

NOTE: To navigate to the DreamFactory installation directory, execute the following commands depending on your installation type:

  • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

      $ cd installdir/dreamfactory
  • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

      $ cd installdir/apps/dreamfactory/htdocs/

You can enable debug mode for DreamFactory to see the log output from the browser. Set APP_DEBUG to true in the DreamFactory .env file, located in DreamFactory’s installation directory.

Last modification September 9, 2021