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cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby ice9design » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:10 pm

I can't change the permission of this folder through my ftp application.

/thecarnaby.co.uk/templates/a1002/images

My ftp ap generates this error in my log

550 images: Operation not permitted.

Please advise.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby steniskis » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:56 am

It depends who is the owner of this folder (Apache, root, you...). May be you can copy this folder on you local machine through FTP then delete it on your server, then copy it form local to server.
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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby s4ndeep » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:52 am

i have exactly the same problem. i want to overwrite an image file(the logo).. so that it will show my logo instead of the one that comes with the template. but it just wont let me upload it. i tried ftp, i tried joomlaXplorer.. nothing works. in the ftp it says
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (72,249,27,234,235,12).
Command: STOR logo-dark.gif
Response: 550 logo-dark.gif: Permission denied
Error: Critical error


when i try to change the permission of the images folder i get

Command: SITE CHMOD 755 style1
Response: 550 CHMOD 755 style1: Operation not permitted


please.. if some1 can help me... i am not a programmer.. i do not knw much about codes..
u see.. even if i get a damn good template for my site... its not worth it if i cant put my logo thr!! :S

please help!

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby heartodark » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:17 pm

hi
me too i have the same probleme i trayit to change the logo but i cant
i tray itto delete all fille they delete all execpt
-administrator
-components
-tmp
-templates
they wont delete on filemanager on cpanel she delete him but whene i reload they back.
i cant chmod and i cant even delete the file
i use joomla 1.5.5 and cpanel on my own server

anyone he know how to fix this please help us

thanks

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby dam-man » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:11 pm

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby scenario12 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:11 am

Was this topic EVER answered befor heartodark response. I have the same problem and have been searching everywhere in forum -- find several topics but no answers.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby Dreamwater » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:14 am

scenario12 wrote:Was this topic EVER answered befor heartodark response. I have the same problem and have been searching everywhere in forum -- find several topics but no answers.


+1

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby wahmania » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 am

I found this topic while searching for the answer to this problem. I've been having a lot of permission issues with a site template and several components. It got to the point that everytime I wanted to make a change, I'd have to uninstall the template/component, make the changes locally, then rezip and install again (painful!)

Anyway I've just installed eXtplorer and overwriting images works with this component, so I suggest that as a way to go.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby Dreamwater » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:40 am

I found that the only time is if I upload a template through the install/uninstall method that I experience the problems of not being able to change permissions, however if I simply upload the unzipped template folder to the templates directory the template was picked up fine in the template manager, and no problems with permissions etc...

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby prilly » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:23 am

I agree with heartodark, it's the same problem. Can't delete, can't chmod, can't change permissions, can't do a thing with the files and folders, especially with the templates. When I use cpanel to delete, they all come back again (how in the world is that possible???) And, getting the exact same error message. It's definitely all related to the same problem. I'm sorry that heartodark got jumped on for this.

Thank you to Dreamwater for an appropriate answer.

So this means I'll have to go Un-install all the templates I just uploaded, so I can do some customizing. From now on I'll load them to the server using my own FTP program, rather than Joomla's internal upload system. I've never seen anything like this and I don't like it.

I wonder why Joomla locks up the templates like that? To prevent hacking?

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby foXXXi » Tue May 05, 2009 2:25 pm

God knows, but I am having the same issue!
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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby prilly » Tue May 05, 2009 3:17 pm

What you have to do is install the EXTPLORER program, it's in the Joomla extensions directory. It's the only thing I've found that seems to conquer the permissions issues. Apparently the Joomla developers wrote it as a solution for this problem?

You can use EXTPLORER to transfer files, and I do that if it's only one file. But if you have to work with a whole lot of files then it's easier to chmod the entire folder and subfolders and files to 777 (with EXTPLORER), so you can work with the files more easily because EXTPLORER is a bit tedious.

Once the permissions are 777, then you should be able to change the chmods to something else, with your regular FTP program, when you're finished customizing.

Joomla has some definite quirks and this is one of the biggest quirks, in my opinion. I don't know why they can't fix it so the permissions aren't locked up after programs are installed. I have other scripts that do automatic installations, and this problem happened to one folder in particular that I was unable to change or delete. The developers told me they knew about the problem and they fixed it in the next release, which was a matter of days.

At the time, I had to ask my server manager to delete the folder because I couldn't. So I think it was THIS same problem, which the developers corrected when they realized it had happened. Why can't Joomla do that?

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby foXXXi » Tue May 05, 2009 5:25 pm

Thank you so so much!
Hopefully these peeps will get round to sorting this out soon!
I bet its causing havock! haha

Thanks again!!
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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby foXXXi » Tue May 05, 2009 5:49 pm

ok a new question about this problem: I have installed the EXTPLORER as suggested..
However, it will not allow me to change the CMOD permissions..
The button is greyed out. When I right click to get options, it is also greyed out..
Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby prilly » Tue May 05, 2009 9:24 pm

If you switch to FTP mode you can probably do it. You can work in FILE mode or FTP mode, and if I switch modes I can usually do what I want. Eventually.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby foXXXi » Wed May 06, 2009 7:44 am

got it..
thanks!
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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby juaribd » Sat May 23, 2009 8:14 am

Go to Global Configuration, Server and change file and Folder permission to 777 and select the tab of APPLY TO EXISTING FILES & APPLY TO EXISTING FOLDERS.

Now clear the cache and try again, you should be able to upload or modify files and folders.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby prilly » Sat May 23, 2009 8:29 am

I don't think that's recommended. Change ALL the Joomla files to permissions 777? No, that's a very insecure setting. Anybody can come along and hack the site very easily!

We should only change permissions on the few files and folders that we need to work with. And after we're finished customizing, we should change the permissions back to 755 at the very least. Only use 777 for a temporary setting, unless a program instructs you to leave certain folders writable.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby juaribd » Sat May 23, 2009 9:21 am

prilly wrote:I don't think that's recommended. Change ALL the Joomla files to permissions 777? No, that's a very insecure setting. Anybody can come along and hack the site very easily!

We should only change permissions on the few files and folders that we need to work with. And after we're finished customizing, we should change the permissions back to 755 at the very least. Only use 777 for a temporary setting, unless a program instructs you to leave certain folders writable.


Thats right, There is a huge security risk. But there is no other way you can edit protected files/folders. And thanks for reminding to change everything to 755

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby prilly » Sat May 23, 2009 4:44 pm

Well, yes there IS another way. Use Extplorer instead and then you can change the permissions on only the files/folders that need to be customized.

Sounds like you need Extplorer for yourself, too. It's available (free) in the extensions directory.

The Extplorer program was developed for Joomla users because of the permissions problems.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby pambesteder » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:23 am

Wait!!! I did it. I was able to upload the image with FTP. Yeah!

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby ria_kuk » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:53 am

Thank you for the suggestion of using Extplorer. i was stuck on this problem for way too long now.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby marcofloriano » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:01 pm

Extplorer worked for me. Thanks for this amazing tip.

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Re: cannot change permission on my template images folder

Postby Olijfoliekreta » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:15 pm

Worked for me, if you can't change permissions with eXtplorer, just try to upload an image or doc.
IT WORKS!!

Thanks contributors, was trying for 2 days.

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Postby kundanamitabh » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:16 pm

Hi !
I was getting following error while trying to uploading a file, logo.png through the FTP.

Command: CWD /httpdocs/templates/ja_nex/images
Command: 250 CWD command successful
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 Type set to I
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (184,168,69,86,177,113).
Command: STOR logo.png
Response: 550 logo.png: Permission denied
Error: Critical file transfer error

Tried everythings except contacting our server host provider I didn't get any result.
It was resolved by the Server host provider. According to them, that directory was owned by apache.
They updated the ownership immediately.
In this way I became successful in uploading the files.
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