[pmwiki-users] ownership probems

adam overton a at plus1plus1plus.org
Sun Mar 27 00:24:12 CDT 2011

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indeed, i've confirmed that it's a problem with ownership. i experimented by getting rid of the contents of wiki.d altogether, and started creating files from scratch via the wiki, with no problems at all. but as soon as i drag a copy of a pre-existing page in there and try to save it, i get permission denied messages.

how do other people get around this? can't one quickly copy one's site into a directory and be up and running in seconds? all the important stuff is in my wonderfully customized Site.___ files.

do i need to ask my serverhost to copy them for me?


On 26 Mar 2011, at 9:06 PM, adam overton wrote:

> hi
> i'm trying to create a new site hosted on the same server as my previous one.
> for the new site, i basically just want to quickly duplicate the pmwiki package from my customized main site, and use that as the template. to do this, i simply downloaded all my pmwiki files for the old site via ftp onto my desktop, and then reuploaded them into the new directory.
> things are almost working at this point, and permissions for directories seem to be fine, but when i try to open and save any pages that already existed on the previous site, like MyGroup.index, i get permission errors, for instance:
> Warning: fopen(wiki.d/MyGroup/MyGroup.index,new) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/user/public_html/ssb/pmwiki.php on line 971 ...
> when i make new pages from scratch, i don't get the same errors (except for errors with AllRecentChanges).
> i think this is due to the fact that most of the pages on my previous distribution have 99:99 as the owner, but once they got downloaded to my computer, they were reassigned the owner of the cpu.
> does anyone have any tips for quickly and easily duplicating files from a site so that permissions are preserved? or for correcting this quickly and easily? the ftp client i use allows me to change permissions, but not owners, of files. i know i could probably remove the offending files, create them from within pmwiki, and then just copy and paste in the edit window, but that will take awhile.
> thanks,
> adam

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