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Old 11-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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No way to change ownership from "nobody:users" on shared server?!


Hello,
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...

Thanks!

Last edited by macinix; 12-02-2011 at 09:44 PM. Reason: to mark as solved
 
Old 12-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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I agree. Contact support.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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Okay, since you're a mod and you have 20k posts... thanks(!) for the dreary news.
Rep=up!
Issue=solved!
 
Old 12-02-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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Hi EDDY1,
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.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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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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