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tymark

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Registered: 02/03/05
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I want to have an RSS feed, and so I'm using the content syndication. However, unless the permissions on the "backend" directory are 777 (world writable) it errors out saying that it can't write to the directory. I feel....naked, having a world writable directory Wink I'm not sure if this is an issue w/geeklog or something with my host.

Running geeklog 1.3.11, just upgraded last night.

Thanks!
-tymark
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THEMike

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Registered: 07/25/03
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Location:Sheffield, UK
I have the same problem with my hosting, the more safe recommended setting doesn't work.

It's not the best solution to have it 777, but it's the only way for geeklog to work with the hosting set up I have, and hasn't caused any problems so far in a couple of years on my host. (Knock on wood and all that)

All the hacks that have happened have been Apache level server wide.
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knuff

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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 340
Location:Sweden
Hi,

If you prefer 775 instead of 777 you can just change the owner or group to belong to the http owner/group.

The issue is caused by the fact that it is actually the webservers owner that is trying to write to the file and not you.

Depending on which webserver you are running,something like

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chown httpd <directory>
chown httpd <file>
chmod -r 775 <directory>


 


will do the trick.


Best Regards,
Boris

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tymark

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well, i'm on a shared hosting server so i don't have access to chown. i have submitted a ticket to the hosting company requesting the permissions be changed. hopefully they'll be nice Smile
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