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Folder permission problem

Postby msaghaei » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:28 am

Hi Alec

We use
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chmod -R 777 some_path
to set the pemissions of files folder, but whenever a new paper is submitted the created subdirectories are not publicly writable, and this produces some problem during article processing, for example copyeditors can not upload the edited files. The server is Apache/2.2.3 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.1 with mysql database and the ojs version is 2.1. Any help will be appreciated.


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Re: Folder permission problem

Postby asmecher » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:47 am

Hi Mahmoud,

Are you using PHP Safe Mode? When safe mode is enabled, created directories do not belong to the process that created them. You may be able to work around this using the safe mode GID check option in php.ini.

FYI, using permissions of 777 is a potential security problem.

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