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

Steven Leite steven_leite
Sat Sep 18 11:03:20 CDT 2004

Porting X-Gallery to PmWiki is on my ThingsToDoList.  After this
original post a few days ago, and some e-mail from another user, I've
bumped it up on my priority list, so hang on a bit longer for a 2.0
compatible release.

Steven Leite

On Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:26 AM [GMT+1=CET],
Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:

> PmWiki 2's algorithms for creating directories and setting file
> permissions are a *lot* smarter (I think) than PmWiki 1's.  I should
> probably see about backporting the new routines into the 1.x code...
> It would really help if people who have installed the 2.0 development
> code could let me know if they've run into any difficulties with the
> directory permissions.  The standard I'm shooting for:
>     1. PmWiki should be able to create and access the files it needs
>     2. The account owner should continue to have read/write access to
>        the files PmWiki creates
>     3. If PmWiki is unable to achieve both #1 and #2, it should
>        provide a message telling the administrator what to do to fix
> the problem
> In achieving the above PmWiki 2 still likes to see setgid (2777)
> permissions on directories, but only says anything about it if
> PmWiki runs into a problem somewhere and still works even if
> the administrator can only set 777 permissions.
> Pm
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:53:02PM -0500, Kevin Koym wrote:
>>    Bruce,
>>    When I was using a similar provider / situation- I changed my
>>    chmod to chmod  2755...   I  can  not  remember how exactly they
>>    had apache set up...  but  this  mask  worked  for  me (I assume
>>    that they had apache executing  the  files  as  me,  and  that
>>    allowed pmwiki to do what it needed).
>>    Hope that helps.
>>    Kevin
>>    Bruce Fihe wrote:
>>    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 --
>> Bruce Fihe
>> 441 Ranchitos del Sol
>> Aptos, CA 95003
>> 831-662-9565
>> [1]bruce at aftonranch.net
>> References
>>    1. mailto:bruce at aftonranch.net
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