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icon4.gif  BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #19911] Thu, 16 September 2004 07:46 Go to next message
StarLight{PL} is currently offline  StarLight{PL}   Poland
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I did a fresh install of 2.6.6 and when I try to use the either lock or unlock files mechanism it completely screws up forum permissions (ie. forum's no longer accessible because of permission denied). Moreover, strange thing is happening - the mechanism tries to go "out" of it's directory:

ERROR: couldn't chmod "/home/web/www/forum.pldg/../README"
ERROR: couldn't chmod "/home/web/www/forum.pldg/../pldg_forum.tar"
ERROR: couldn't chmod "/home/web/www/.includes/fudforum/../header_d.php"

and so on...


The behavior's completely erratic - sometimes when locking / unlocking files it will take away all permissions, sometimes only other & group permissions, but the effect is the same - screwed forum, no longer accessible.

Any ideas what may be the problem? I repeat, it was a clean install of fud 2.6.6, no upgrade and not tampered with.

greetz/StarLight



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Re: BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #19932 is a reply to message #19911] Thu, 16 September 2004 21:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fixed in CVS.

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Bug from the past [message #22356 is a reply to message #19911] Sun, 30 January 2005 10:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I got the same issue (I locked the files and now the forum is forbidden). I am still running 2.5.2, but I don't want to upgrade mostly because I'd lose all my special formatting, plus risks of more screw-ups.

I tried to chmod all files to 666 and all folders to 777. Didn't work. Should I do something else, should it have worked ?

Thanks a lot.
Re: Bug from the past [message #22373 is a reply to message #22356] Sun, 30 January 2005 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suspect something has changed the owner/group of the files, so the user (web server user) the forum runs as no longer has permission to change the permissions of those files. So you need to change permissions via FTP/SSH client.

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Re: Bug from the past [message #22374 is a reply to message #22373] Sun, 30 January 2005 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for you reply.

I did change the permission through FTP.
It still gave a 503 error, until I realized I changed the permission of everything except the root folder (/fudforum) itself.
Once I did that, however, I got error 500 Internal Server, and the permission for the folder was auto-reset to 700.

last error I got :
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[Sun Jan 30 8:19:26 GMT 2005] W0Vycm9yXSBFbnJlZ2lzdHJlbWVudCBk6XNhY3Rpduk8YnIgLz5bTWVzc2FnZSBTZW50IHRvIFV zZXJdIEwmIzM5O2FkbWluaXN0cmF0ZXVyIGEgZOlzYWN0aXbpIGwmIzM5O2VucmVnaXN0cmVtZW 50LCB2ZXVpbGxleiBy6WVzc2F5ZXIgcGx1cyB0YXJkPGJyIC8+W1VzZXIgSVBdIDIxMi4xOTUuM TA5LjE1MDxiciAvPltSZXF1ZXN0ZWQgVVJMXSBodHRwOi8vd3d3LnJvbGVuZXQub3JnL2Z1ZGZv cnVtL2luZGV4LnBocD90PXJlZ2lzdGVyJjxiciAvPltSZWZlcnJpbmcgUGFnZV0gaHR0cDovL3d 3dy5yb2xlbmV0Lm9yZy9mdWRmb3J1bS9pbmRleC5waHA/dD1sb2dpbjxiciAvPg==

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Re: Bug from the past [message #22375 is a reply to message #22374] Sun, 30 January 2005 18:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The error that is being generated here is: "[Error] Enregistrement désactivé".

I am guessing that the registration is disabled?


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Re: Bug from the past [message #22376 is a reply to message #22375] Sun, 30 January 2005 19:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That indeed means "registration disabled".

New user registration is indeed disabled on the forum.

But I guess this error message, then, is not very informative here.

Do you know why the root folder permissions get changed when I try to access the forum and if that may be linked to the fact that it gives a 500 error ?
Re: Bug from the past [message #22377 is a reply to message #22376] Sun, 30 January 2005 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It could be that your webhost is running a utility that periodically goes through your web dir and ensures that any files found there are owned by you user/group id.

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Re: BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #22382 is a reply to message #19911] Mon, 31 January 2005 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks.
(Actually, the permissions I was refering to were not the owner, but the user permissions. Besides, they were reset fast, within a second or so.)

Anyway, I have sorted out the issue (well, stumbled upon a repair...). For future information if there are any 2.5.2 users still here, it seems the GLOBALS.php in the root folder (not the /include) was mangled badly by the forum files lock operation. I replaced it with the other copy and voila !
Re: BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #22384 is a reply to message #22382] Mon, 31 January 2005 12:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The GLOBALS.php in the forum root and adm/ folders should actually be a symlink to the one inside the include/ directory.

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Re: BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #22427 is a reply to message #22384] Wed, 02 February 2005 21:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh right NOW I remember that symlink thing from a previous issue long ago.

In fact I think the issue was not something with the GLOBALS, but the fact the permission for were not set incorrectly for some of the php files, not allowing execution. Makes sense ?

At least that's what cured the 500 error when trying to access the various admin pages.
Re: BROKEN lock/unlock files in 2.6.6 [message #22439 is a reply to message #22427] Thu, 03 February 2005 09:56 Go to previous message
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Forum's php files need to be readable and modifyable by the server, but they do not require executable permission.

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