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Started by [Unknown], February 20, 2005, 12:32:26 AM
Quote from: Juggler on August 21, 2005, 04:26:06 PMThanks but I am beginning to lean towards hosts rather than SMF now as I've found an SQL database sitting on my account that isn't mine. They've just purchased a new server and moved accounts onto it this week and the package manager was working fine until this morning!So it all seems to point to some sort of server issue, it's just dead weird that the ONLY link that doesn't work is Packages - I even managed to open the browse package link by inputting the exact path and voila, but I can't install any packages now as I can't open that first package page.Grrrr....
Quote from: cyberstang5.0 on August 17, 2005, 05:01:58 PMQuote from: eldacar on August 16, 2005, 08:55:36 PMI've found that to install packages with the SAFE MODE restriction, I need to put the correct ftp pass and path in, and then create the pacakges/temp folder and set it to 777 twice. once before installing a mod, and then again after it's come up with the list of files and "SUCCESS" for all of them (hopefully), before clicking [proceed]. And that works fine I put the correct FTP info and changed the folder to 777 and it still doesn't work. Is there anything else I can look at? Can I turn safe-mode off? If so, how do I do it?
Quote from: eldacar on August 16, 2005, 08:55:36 PMI've found that to install packages with the SAFE MODE restriction, I need to put the correct ftp pass and path in, and then create the pacakges/temp folder and set it to 777 twice. once before installing a mod, and then again after it's come up with the list of files and "SUCCESS" for all of them (hopefully), before clicking [proceed]. And that works fine
Quote from: eldacar on September 16, 2005, 09:38:28 AMWell by its very nature its not permanent :pHowever if you delete the folder and then recreate it and set its permissions all through ftp, it should be set to 32138, and the SAFE MODE problem should disappear. Well thats worked for me so far..And yes it will change back to 99 (which is your php uid I expect) after you click apply mod. SMF will actually delete the temp folder and make another. you will again have to delete the one SMF/php made, and create your own and set it to 777.
Quote from: eldacar on September 19, 2005, 03:46:05 AMELDACAR'S METHOD TO GETTING AROUND THE SAFE MODE PROBLEM.FOLLOW EXACTLYFTP: Create a folder in /Packages called "temp"FTP: Set it to "777"Web Browser: Click "[Apply Mod]". Proceed only if there are no errors. Keep the window open and do not click anything yet!FTP: Because SMF has deleted the folder, you will have to create another folder in /Packages called "temp". If you do not make this second folder the SAFE MODE problem will occur when it tries to use the folder it makes for itself.FTP: Set it to "777"Web Browser: Click "[Proceed]".I have had no problems at all after following these steps. You will need to do this with everything in the package manager, including SMF updates.
Quote from: OldiesmannAlso, either chmod the backup files to 777 (the backup files are the ones with a ~ on the end of them) or delete them before installing packages or you'll run into trouble there as well.