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giving vanilla read and write access to the conf folder (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by sether
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from sether
  • sether Member

    i'm setting up a discussion forum with vanilla. i'm a complete novice. i'm following the instructions and this is my current instruction:

    "Once uploading is complete, Vanilla will need read AND write access to the conf folder"

    how do i do this?

    i phoned godaddy, as they are my host, and they took me through a method, but because their instructions are written for the pc, not for the mac, and there is a right click, and ctrl-click didnt work, they couldnt help me much further.

    they told me i could use the ftp client software - i'm using fetch to upload, but i don't know how to do it in fetch..

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You can use the info window of Fetch 5 to set permissions on folders on the server.

    Please see the Viewing and setting permissions topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here) for step-by-step instructions on how to do this.

    To set read and write access, check all the "Read" and "Write" checkboxes, or just enter 777 in the "UNIX equivalent" field in the permissions pane.

    Please let us know if you have further questions about this. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • sether Member

    thanks scott

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • sether Member

    i'm thinking i maybe granted permissions wrong -

    the forum will be at cumbric.net and i have a folder at my webspace named 'cumbric' - all the forum files are in that.

    if this is the instruction:
    <i>"Once uploading is complete, Vanilla will need read AND write access to the conf folder"</i>
    ..when i grant those permissions through fetch, do i highlight the 'conf' folder and grant the permissions, or do i highlight the 'cumbric' folder - which is all the files

    ?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    From those instructions, it sounds to me like you should highlight to "conf" folder and grant the permissions. I don't think you want to give write permissions to the entire "cumbric" folder.

    (But I'm not familiar with setting up vanilla, I'm just basing this on what you have told us.)

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • sether Member

    ok, thanks, i was getting an error message at cumbric.net, so i can rule out that being the reason

    Posted 7 years ago #

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