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Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by QoQoo » Sun May 09, 2021 1:30 am

Hello.

I have joomla installed on VmWare (centsos8 stream).

You cannot install correctly because you cannot allow writing to configuration.
php in step 4 of the installation wizard.

Current permission and owner information
var 755 root root
var/www 755 root root
var/www/joomla 755 apache apache

If you install in this state, you can install it,
but an error will occur in the global settings of the management screen.

--Error--
[global configuration save An error has occurred.]


The procedure is as per this site
https://www.tecmint.com/install-lamp-on-centos-8/
https://www.tecmint.com/install-joomla-on-centos-8/


I've tried it over and over again since installing the OS and the situation is the same.
Please help me.
Last edited by toivo on Sun May 09, 2021 2:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun May 09, 2021 6:55 am

1) Create a Linux User that the site can run under
2) var/www/joomla 755 apache apache (user must be the user created at step 1, not apache)
3) Set php-fpm to run as user created in step 1, configured in php-fpm.ini.

Repeat this procedure for each site installed. That will isolate the sites from each other, preventing cross contamination if one site get hacked.

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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by Webdongle » Sun May 09, 2021 8:47 am

Is this localhost or remote server?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by QoQoo » Sun May 09, 2021 1:39 pm

Webdongle wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 8:47 am
Is this localhost or remote server?
This is localhost.
Is there a difference in settings between localhost and remote server?

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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by QoQoo » Sun May 09, 2021 1:51 pm

Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:55 am

Thank you for answering.

1) Create a Linux User that the site can run under

Is it not possible for the root user?

3) Set php-fpm to run as user created in step 1, configured in php-fpm.ini.

php.ini exists but php-fpm.ini doesn't seem to exist
Do I need to create a new one?
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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun May 09, 2021 2:06 pm

The file is php-fpm.conf

There should be one global file and one for only that Virtual host.

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Re: Unable to write to configuration.php

Post by QoQoo » Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am

If SELinux is enabled, it doesn't seem to install properly.
I was able to get it to work properly by disabling SELinux.
Thank you for the advice.


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