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maybeoneday

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« on: November 10, 2009, 08:49:54 pm »
Hi all,

today's dummy of the day question:

 how and where do I rectify the
                 "data directory is not writeable by www.data......check permissions"
 error I'm running into trying to get into mythweb, ?


Any help greatly appreciated,
Ian

jimbodude

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Re: mythweb permissions
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 09:07:55 pm »
You need to change the ownership of the mythweb data directory to the user that runs apache - I believe it's wwwdata or something similar.

This is a bug in the avernand MythWeb package.

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Re: mythweb permissions
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 09:55:59 pm »
the ticket for this issue is here: http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/398 and it is actively being worked on.
If you encounter problems like this, please check to see if there is a ticket, and create one if there is not or add information to it if there is and looks like it hasnt been looked at in awhile.

maybeoneday

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Re: mythweb permissions
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 11:28:28 am »
hi all,

thanks for response, would

chown www.data  /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/data

be a temporary fix ,or would I bork things up even more ??


TIA,
Ian
EDIT   sudo chown www-data /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/data/
sudo chown mythtv.www-data /etc/mythtv/mythweb-htaccess.conf

(taken from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV/Install/WhatNext/Edgy/Backend/mythweb_bug )

thanks boys


SEEMS to do it, at least I can get into mythweb now
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 02:29:24 pm by maybeoneday »

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 05:00:23 pm »
Did you give NETWORK SERVICE any permissions? You will need to give it modify rights.

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Re: mythweb permissions
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 11:02:48 pm »
This will be solved in next beta.
A fix for this is already in svn.

/niz23