[Pmwiki-users] Need a little help with X-Gallery

Bruce Fihe bruce
Thu Sep 16 22:43:50 CDT 2004

Most important, thanks to Patrick for creating such a great tool and 
allowing us all to use it.

I am in the process of bring up two wikis, one for work, one for home 
and family. The work wiki is read password protected because we are 
using it for communications between software developers, testers and 
clients all offset by about 8 time zones. The family site is wide open 
with only an upload password.

<>  <>I love the cookbook concept and have been on a recipe-a-day 
program to add features to both sites. Started out with Arndis' skins, 
and keep adding features. <> 

Both sites share some similarities, primarily they are hosted by a 
commercial provider and I only have FTP access to them. However, there 
are clearly differences between the setup at these hosts. The first 
thing I noticed is that the history did not function properly on my home 
site. Turned out that this provider runs PHP in safe move. Thanks to 
Nils Knappmeier's PHPDiffEngine, I was able to get around that. <> 

So here's the problem I have not been able to solve. On my home site I 
have added X-Gallery of the family can upload pictures. Thanks, Steven 
Leite! After everything was installed as directed, I got a PmWiki error 
message, stating that the uploaded file could not be moved into the 
target directory. It took a while, but I eventually figured out that the 
created directory did not have the proper permissions. It did not have 
GID set. I tried to go in with SmartFTP and set the permissions to 2777, 
but got an operation not permitted response. <> 

Well, I'm not easily discouraged. I found that using SmartFTP, I could 
delete the directory create a new directory of the same name, then set 
2777. Now the uploads work, but every time the page was refreshed, the 
thumbnails were regenerated. Yep, wrong directory permissions again, 
same solution. <> 

So I have a workaround, but I would really like my users to be able to 
create their own pages, then upload to them without my intervention. Any 
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. <> 


Bruce Fihe
441 Ranchitos del Sol
Aptos, CA 95003

bruce at aftonranch.net

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