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April 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
Hi everyone,
I just setup a ubuntu server for some work projects.
I am absolutly new to ubuntu, and just spent the past day and half unsussfully trying to resoluve my current problem. I didnt search becasue this problem has absolutly fried me, so sorry for that.

I successfully setup the apache/php/mysql package and tested PHP, all work.

I'm trying to install a web-based document management system - opendoc man.
I've succesfully configured it, however, it requires making a "datarepository" and suggest it is outside the web server root, and that folder requires read/write access.

I have that folder on /datarepository. I keep getting an error saying that that folder does not have read/write access. I understand apache2 runs as www-data, and like i said, i spent the past day and a half unsussfully trying to grant read/write.

Can anyone please help me?

April 22nd, 2009, 09:54 PM
To make www-data the owner the the /datarepository directory and all files and subdirectories within it, use this command

sudo chown -R www-data /datarepository

The owner should have write permission, unless you changed the permissions.