When I installed Foswiki 1.1.3, they sent me to a very handy ApacheConfigGenerator. One of the options is to use “short” urls, where you can use /Web/PageName instead of /bin/view/Web/PageName
Naturally, I turned this on.
Then I tried to run the “configure” script. It wouldn’t run, telling me I needed to run configure.
The short-url change aliases / to bin/view. That includes ‘configure’.
In short, don’t use the Short URL option until you’re done with configure, or turn it off to do so.
Commenting out the three lines in the Apache config is enough to turn it off briefly to run configure.