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Old 05-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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WordPress 3.3 permissions trouble

I've got a vanilla install of Debian 6 using the WordPress deb package. I followed the post-install steps pretty carefully but I'm unable to install plugins, themes, or otherwise upload files. It's obviously some permission issue but even testing the upload directories chmod'd 0777 still fails... so I'm missing something somewhere. Thoughts?

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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I gave up on installing Worpress from the repositories. It was much easier to install from the packages at Wordpress. From what I gather ( which isn't much ) Debian moves the whole package to /etc/wordpress or something like that, and the plugins are not aware of those changes. I've seen some symlink fixes, but the education needed to get it going was at odds with my impatience.

I could probably figure it out now, but at the time LAMP, Debian and Wordpress presented me with far to many questions.

Give it a shot with a vanilla Wordpress install, and work it backwards if you really need to know.

Good luck !

PS The automatic updates from Wordpress will not work ( down the road ), and neither will updating the plugins work, from a repository install.

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Old 05-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Finally figured this out with a co-worker. I think it's a bug in the package.

Essentially, run
sudo chmod o+x /srv/www
and you're good to go. Or create the /srv/www directory before running the post-install script.



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