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Re: Weird permission issue




On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 3:41 PM Willie M <matthews.willie80@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 5/7/19 12:33 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
> > I have a PHP app and it runs from /var/www/html/foo. It writes to a
> > log file in there log.txt. To do some testing I created a dir
> > /var/www/html/foo.new and installed the code there. To switch back and
> > forth I do this:
> >
> > mv  /var/www/html/foo  /var/www/html/foo.old
> > mv /var/www/html/foo.new /var/www/html/foo
> >
> > When I do that I get an error writing to the log file:
> >
> > Error #2: fopen(/var/www/html/foo/log.txt): failed to open stream:
> > Permission denied
> >
> > But if I switch back:
> >
> > mv  /var/www/html/foo  /var/www/html/foo.new
> > mv /var/www/html/foo.old /var/www/html/foo
> >
> > I do not get the error. The code is identical in foo and foo.new and
> > the perms and owner on log.txt is identical in too and foo.new. I have
> > tried restating apache and rebooting the machine, but no joy.
> >
> > What could be causing the permission error?
>
> Who owns the foo.new and the foo.old directories? That is most likely
> where the problem is.

Both are owned by root.root with mode 755. I tried chmod-ing foo.old
to 777 but still get the error.