Can't get a symfony project to follow symbolic links to my resources

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http://serverfault.com – i have the resources shared with another project. The pictures of the products i will show, are stored in a folder out of my new project for which im using symfony... In my symfony project, in the /web/images folder, i created a symbolic link to the folder where my pictures are stored. im sure the permissions of every file and folder under the pictures folder pointed by the symlink are setted 777, anyone can access to them. Everything worked fine until i enabled the mod rewrite of apache. Pictures on the /web/images folder were shown perfectly, buy anything accessible through the symlink was (HowTos)