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Re: Weird permission issue




On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 1:39 AM Willie M <matthews.willie80@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 5/7/19 12:51 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
> > 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.
>
> If I am not mistaken 755 is rwxr-xr-x by root if it is owned by root.
> The php files are ran by www or whoever it runs for on your computer. So
> it isn't going to be a writeable file at all in that folder if the file
> isn't made yet and if it is made in the folder you have to make sure
> whoever runs php can write to the file.
>
> You have to check on all this. I am sure it is permissions.

Yes, as I said in my pervious message I tried chown-ing all the dirs
to 777 but I still get the error.