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macinix 11-30-2011 06:53 PM

No way to change ownership from "nobody:users" on shared server?!
here's my first question, I'll be gentle if you will... +)

So I was trying to remove some files (a sandbox install of joomla 1.5) from a shared hosting environment running FreeBSD 7.3, and ownership perms were set to "nobody:users". So I couldn't touch them. Is there no way around this? I'm afraid I'll have to deal with this again soon, though on a different host (unknown distro).

Tech support changed the perms, and said the only way was for them to do it. I checked the joomla forums and there were a couple thoughts on this, one was with a script, the other was agreed with the above.

Obviously su/sudo doesn't work...


unSpawn 12-01-2011 04:45 PM

I agree. Contact support.

macinix 12-02-2011 09:43 PM

Okay, since you're a mod and you have 20k posts... thanks(!) for the dreary news.

EDDY1 12-02-2011 11:45 PM

Out of curiosity I'd like to know how you resolved & it would help others who face the same issue in the fututre nif you would post your solution.

macinix 12-04-2011 06:38 PM

sorry this wasn't clear from the above:
you CAN'T 'solve' the problem... other than calling your hosting company and having them (recursively) change permissions on the affected directories/files! At least that's what the experts (inc. unSpawn) seem to agree upon as the outcome of the situation.

unSpawn 12-04-2011 07:49 PM

Doesn't require Vulcan Logic: if support said its the only way for them to do it then it requires them to undo it...

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