Error: The directory ../inc is not writeable. - but is 777

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Post by DogTags » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:42 pm

All files and directories owned by username:

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-rw-r--r--    1 username username     2204 Nov 11 13:42 add.php
drwxr-xr-x    4 username username     2048 Nov 11 13:42 admin
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     5887 Nov 11 13:42 artikel.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1522 Nov 11 13:42 ask.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:44 attachments
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1509 Nov 11 13:42 contact.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:44 data
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 docs
drwxr-xr-x    3 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 font
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1054 Nov 11 13:42 help.php
drwxr-xr-x    3 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 images
drwsrwsrwt    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 inc
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     8669 Nov 11 13:42 index.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 install
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 lang
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     2270 Nov 11 13:42 mailsend2friend.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1366 Nov 11 13:42 main.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1229 Nov 11 13:42 open.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:44 pdf
-rw-r--r--    1 username username    14121 Nov 11 13:42 pdf.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     5325 Nov 11 13:42 printing.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     3131 Nov 11 13:42 save.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     2033 Nov 11 13:42 savecomment.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     2795 Nov 11 13:42 savequestion.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     2292 Nov 11 13:42 savevoting.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1591 Nov 11 13:42 search.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1809 Nov 11 13:42 send2friend.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1874 Nov 11 13:42 sendmail.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1846 Nov 11 13:42 show.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 template
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1564 Nov 11 13:42 writecomment.php
drwxr-xr-x    2 username username     1024 Nov 11 13:42 xml
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     1240 Nov 11 13:42 xml.php
-rw-r--r--    1 username username     3465 Nov 11 13:42 xmlrpc.php

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:05 pm

Hi,

all files should be owned by the apache user.

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Post by wrinkled » Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:18 am

Thorsten

I too just tried installing 1.4.3. Even with the INC directory set to (777) I could not get past the INC not writable error. I finally removed the two appropriate statements from the installer.php file. (One for the XML direcotry, and one for INC directory) That did the trick, the program seemed to install OK.

In another post you indicate that the permissions for Data / INC / ATTACHMENTS / PDF and XML all should be 766. If I make that change, the program doesn't run. I HAVE to set the permissions for INC at 755 or 777 to make the program run. Any Thoughts... Am I doing something wrong???

Also, you mention that the files should be owned by APACHE. What does that mean exactly?

Thanks again for the wonderful program.

David

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Post by Thorsten » Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:01 am

Hi David,

phpMyFAQ writes files into to the file system, e.g. images uploaded by the Image Manager, attachments, PDFs, XML files and the log files. If PHP runs as a Apache module (mod_php), phpMyFAQ will be executed with the rights of the Apache user. This user has very limited rights and thats okay for security reasons. So the Apache user does not have the right to write into the file system. Thats the problem... I prefere PHP as CGI because then phpMyFAQ is executed under your own user rights and there's no problem.

This is a general problem. :-(

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Post by wrinkled » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:51 pm

Thorsten

In my website control panel I have a Apache Handlers ICON. It lets me set an extension and its handler.

IE.

Extension(s) Handler
.cgi / .pl cgi-script
.shtml server-parsed

etc...

Should I set .php to be handled by something here?

Thanks again for your time...

Dave

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Post by Thorsten » Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:25 am

Hi,

could you please post your phpinfo() and I can say what you could do.

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Post by DogTags » Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:13 pm

wrinkled wrote:Thorsten

In my website control panel I have a Apache Handlers ICON. It lets me set an extension and its handler.

IE.

Extension(s) Handler
.cgi / .pl cgi-script
.shtml server-parsed

etc...

Should I set .php to be handled by something here?

Thanks again for your time...

Dave
Hmmm....this could be done in .htaccess, too, couldn't it?

Maybe that would be the easiest answer. Would be great :)

Cheers :)

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Post by wrinkled » Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:29 am

Thorsten

I saved the output and placed it here....

http://www.djaerotech.com/infophp.htm

Thanks

David

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Post by wrinkled » Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:15 am

Hello

Should i just attach a file to my post with the data or place it in a message? David

Thanks

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Post by Thorsten » Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:23 pm

Hi David,

do you have SSH access to your webserver? Then you could easily set with

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chown -R <apache-user>:<apache-user> <phpmyfaq-folder>/
the correct rights.

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Post by wrinkled » Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:04 pm

Yes, I have SSH access but I can't do a CHOWN myself, but the admin folks will do it for me if I submit a helpdesk. Thanks for all your help.

David

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