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Installing mod error
« on: August 26, 2012, 05:59:31 PM »
Hello guys..
I have a problem installing mods on my forum
when im going to install a mod i have this error
"You cannot download or install new packages because the Packages directory or one of the files in it are not writable!"

Does anyone know why i get this error??
If someone know and know how i can solve it plzz reply me :)

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 06:06:43 PM »
Hi, welcome to SMF. :)

In the Packages folder, create a new folder named temp and chmod it to 777. That should fix that.

I hope. ???

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 06:09:29 PM »
when you are telling chmod it to 777 what you mean exactly to do?
im new and i dont everything well...:P
i didnt understand

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 06:14:12 PM »
How do I use FTP? / What is FTP?
How do I chmod? / what is chmod?

If you're using a site manager, try just creating the temp folder and see it that helps. If not then you might need to chmod it.

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 06:23:31 PM »
i cant do it :/
you can help me with skype or teamviewer?

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 06:25:20 PM »
Why can't you do it? ???

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »
i cant understand exactly what i must do :/

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 06:45:28 PM »
OK, let's start from the beginning. How did you install your forum?

If it was with an installer in your site control panel. Then somewhere in that control panel is a file manager which allows you to browse through the files on you site. Browse to folder your forum is installed in and then to the packages folder. There should be an option there to create a new folder.

The other method is to use an FTP client such as FileZilla. There should be more details on how to use one in the link I posted previously.

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 06:46:51 PM »
a friend has installed my forum..
but i have username and password and i can browse the files with filezilla

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 06:53:34 PM »
i must go to forum folders?
then to the package folder and creater there a forlder named temp..and then inside in this folder named temp
i must make a text named chmod 777?

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 06:59:15 PM »
OK, then. Just browse to the Packages folder and open it. Then right click and select create directory. When that is done to check or change permission. Again right click and select File permissions. Basically, the permissions on the temp folder should be the same as the permissions of the other folders in your forum root.

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 07:05:58 PM »
i made it..!!!!!!!
Thank you my friendddddddddd :********* :D :D

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 07:09:37 PM »
Great, it wasn't that difficult to do was it. :)

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 07:10:32 PM »
yeah finally it wasnt so difficult :D

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2012, 07:26:12 PM »
Forgot to ask. Are you able to install your mod now? ???

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2012, 07:29:55 PM »
yes i was installed the mods that i want.. :P
but this mod i installed it but i cant find from where i can active it on the forum...
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3067
in my wamp server that i have for tests when i installed this mod i activated it forum modifications>miscalenious
but now on the live forum i cant find any option there or anywere else :P

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2012, 07:37:29 PM »
It should be in the same place.

This mod uses hooks, can you verify that there's a file named "Subs-SimpleColorizer.php" in the Sources directory?

I wonder if it didn't get copied over.

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2012, 07:41:15 PM »
I look there but its not there :/
yy it have a file named "Subs-SimpleColorizer.php"

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2012, 07:49:50 PM »
If the file is there. Then the best place to start looking for answers is the support thread for that mod,

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=439878.0

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Re: Installing mod error
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2012, 06:23:53 AM »
@Kays i go to install new mod but i get again the same error..
i must make again new folder and chmod it?

ok this fixed the temp folder was deleted it..
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 06:49:16 AM by revail »