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icon9.gif  cache/.htaccess for write [message #12603] Mon, 18 August 2003 12:11 Go to next message
bitpop is currently offline  bitpop   United States
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I'm using os x / apache2 / php4 / mysql.

The above error i get after the first page. i created and chmodded the install and data directory(out of root). All is good on 1) untill next> i then get the error above.

also, downloading the files(zip) when i decompress, i get folders rather than files. In other words, with a couple of the downloads, i get a folder named install.php - rather than the file Confused Once i got one of the tar files all was good. if helpful i'll pay more attention to which and post later.


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Re: cache/.htaccess for write [message #12604 is a reply to message #12603] Mon, 18 August 2003 12:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Which version of FUDforum did you try to install?

Are you using safe_mode or open_basedir?


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Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12605 is a reply to message #12603] Mon, 18 August 2003 13:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanx for the quick reply!



FUDforum_zl_2-5-2.zip

I'm not using safe mode.

php 4.3.2

The forum/cache folder is created but nothing else.

First page has no warning at top...



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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12614 is a reply to message #12605] Mon, 18 August 2003 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very unusual, what are the permissions of the forum & the forum/cache directories?

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12619 is a reply to message #12605] Mon, 18 August 2003 16:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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chmod 777 _DIRECTORY_

I created them both from the terminal...

mkdir root/forum
chmod 777 root/forum

mkdir _underroot_/FUDforum
chmod 777 _underroot_/FUDforum

..or something like that.

Or it would not have been able to create the directory ./cache/, which it did and then died.

??

I've found that dir permission on this, my one and only mac, are quite finicky. I've run a utiility to check them and there always seem to be changes, which makes me antsy, but may or may not have anything to do with this.

Are there others that have installed on the a mac(os x 10.2)? I'm using stuffit expander 7.0. Did you catch the interesting things that happened with the unpacking of some of those compressed files? I'm not clueless but there's a lot i dont know about this.


No worries, thanks,

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ps: for the install, i'd suggest a debug page that would kick out all these questions that i'm sure you're tire of answering...there is some on the first page...but perhaps more...just thinking...or even a form that is filled out there and then posted to your site after filling out some of the things that can not be programmed like what zip/tar program i am using...and i'm sure you can think of others.

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12622 is a reply to message #12619] Mon, 18 August 2003 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The problem you are describing is technically not possible, here is why. When a forum creates a new directory cache, it automatically becomes the owner of this directory and therefor should have the permission to create files inside it. Since this is something from "cannot ever happen" land the error message is rather non-descriptive. More common errors have far better error messages Smile.
I do not believe your Stuffit expander 'broke' the archive since one of the 1st things install.php does is verify the archive validity. If the archive is not valid it won't try to install the forum.

Back to the problem Smile

Please check that the directory 'cache' does infact exist and if it does what are it's permisisons?


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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12623 is a reply to message #12622] Mon, 18 August 2003 17:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

Or it would not have been able to create the directory ./cache/, which it did and then died.


Impossible? It happened.

I dont know what the permissions are now as i've deleted all. I'll try again some other time.

Lates,
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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12624 is a reply to message #12623] Mon, 18 August 2003 17:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am not saying it is completely impossible, nothing is, but it is highly imporbable.

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12734 is a reply to message #12624] Wed, 27 August 2003 10:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Prottos,

I have the same problem.

I tried to install a dummy forum for testing. I was not able to install. See message below:

Couldn't open /home/virtual/site210/fst/var/www/html/harro-marjon-forum_data/cache/.htaccess for write
Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12735 is a reply to message #12734] Wed, 27 August 2003 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you using a mac?

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12736 is a reply to message #12735] Wed, 27 August 2003 12:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No Paul. Linux server.

Regards, Patrick
Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12779 is a reply to message #12736] Sun, 31 August 2003 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It means that such a file already exists and the installer has no permission to write it it. Either remove the original file or chmod it 666.

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12792 is a reply to message #12779] Mon, 01 September 2003 03:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Prottoss,

The file did not exist. It was a newly created structure by the forum install.
I've installed a test forum based on the 2.3.7 install, and that worked fine.

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #12901 is a reply to message #12792] Thu, 18 September 2003 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did the directory where the forum tried to create the file exist?

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Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #13170 is a reply to message #12901] Tue, 23 September 2003 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, it did not.
Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #13290 is a reply to message #13170] Sun, 28 September 2003 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Any idea Ilia?
Re: Couldn't open [...]Forum/cache/.htaccess for write [message #13293 is a reply to message #13290] Sun, 28 September 2003 16:54 Go to previous message
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Does the cache directory exist and does the forum have permission to write to it?

If it does, then make sure that .htaccess does not already exist inside that directory.


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