Bug 414761 - drupal can't write to /var/lib/drupal
drupal can't write to /var/lib/drupal
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: drupal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gwyn Ciesla
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-06 15:10 EST by Doncho N. Gunchev
Modified: 2007-12-10 10:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-09 21:26:51 EST
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Description Doncho N. Gunchev 2007-12-06 15:10:40 EST
Description of problem:
The directory /var/lib/drupal is owned by root:apache, which is ok, but it's 
permissions are rwxr-xr-x. This makes uploading new files impossible.

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How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install drupal
2. configure it
Actual results:
Drupal error message: "The directory files is not writable"

Expected results:
Writable by apache files directory.

Additional info:
I did chmod g+w to my /var/lib/drupal (it got rwxrwxr-x), but the update 
revived the original permissions (rwxr-xr-x).
Comment 1 Gwyn Ciesla 2007-12-06 15:18:21 EST
It's set not writable by default for security, but setting it %noconfig would
solve this.  Seems like a good idea to me.  Any objections, Mr. Kundrak?
Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-06 15:29:42 EST
I wouldn't even mind having it writable by apache group by default. If I
understand correctly it is needed for proper function of certain drupal features
anyways, and doesn't seem like a security hazard to me.
Comment 3 Gwyn Ciesla 2007-12-06 15:36:14 EST
Then I'll just change the perms and be done with it.  You're right, it shouldn't
be, because there's no remote access at the default install anyway.  

Comment 4 Gwyn Ciesla 2007-12-07 07:48:17 EST
Fixed in rawhide.  Since everyone for whom this has broken will have corrected
it manually, and this is the only change, is it worth building for F-8 et. al.,
or should I wait for the next version?
Comment 5 Doncho N. Gunchev 2007-12-10 09:39:41 EST
There's drupal-5.5 now, no need to wait any longer :-) Drupal 5.5 fixes what 
5.4 broke and some more small things.
Comment 6 Gwyn Ciesla 2007-12-10 10:37:08 EST
Thanks, building in devel now, will push through the pipes AQAP.

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