PROBLEMS WITH LOCAL LINUX INSTALL
I'm trying to setup a new test site on my local workstation and I keep running into errors related to insufficient access-rights (aka "ACL" or Access Control Lists). I've been reviewing the "Installation Guide" and the Documentation wiki and this forum, too, but I haven't found anything that clearly summarizes what's going on. Instead, the Install Guide says something along the lines of "At this point we assume you have everything setup properly." Gee, thanks...MY SETUP
- Joomla 1.5.9, installed to default Apache site in /var/www
- Ubuntu 8.10 (Desktop, not server)
- default LAMP setup (via 'tasksel install lamp-server' command)
- Apache 2.2.9
- MySQL 5.0.67
- PHP 5.2.6ACL TWEAKS SO FAR
Just to get through the initial install I had to make the following changes:
- chmod g+rw /var/www
- chmod o+rw /var/www
- chmod o+rw /var/www/tmp
- chmod o+rw /var/www/templates
- added myself as a member of group 'root'Note:
I haven't used the "-R" option (to apply the ACL to all sub-folders) because I'm trying not to totally nuke the original security of the site.QUESTIONS
- If I install "XAMPP" for Linux will my OS automatically maintain it, i.e., install updates? If I install Ubuntu's "lamp-server" then it does.
- Is there a summary of needed ACL changes for a generic Linux install of Apache, MySQL and PHP?
- What login or 'context' is the Joomla app running under? I think it's "www-data" but I'm not sure.
- Should I add "www-data" (or whichever account) as a member of the "root" group?
- Or, should I change the Group for the entire /var/www folder (plus subs) to "www-data"? (This would be instead of my current workaround, adding read-write access to Other, which seems like a gaping security hole.) Or, would that Group change fsck Apache somehow?
Thank you for any help. Worst case, I'll just make the whole thing read-write... and then never expose it to the Internet!
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