Cant install mods that require FTP access

Started by Steelio, July 11, 2014, 05:01:26 PM

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Steelio

hi guys, i hope you can help me out with these because i'm at my wits end  :-\

im using the Package Manager in the Admin control panel to install mods, and usually those are successful installs provided they dont ask me to enter my FTP login info.

the problem starts when there are mods that does need me to enter my FTP info. my information is ok (i can connect to the FTP server successfully) but whenever i try to continue with the installation i get this error message instead:

You cannot download or install new packages because the Packages directory or one of the files in it are not writable

now i already tried checking the File Permissions area and the Packages folder is already set to 0755. although unlike the other folders its not "clickable". i dont know if thats normal or not.... does that simply mean there are no folder under it and doesnt expand? or does that mean there are access limitations on my account? (i'm a co-admin of our site btw) or does the error message referring to some other "Packages directory"

(these are the mods i'm having trouble installing in case youre wondering: Joker's Like Posts, hcfwesker's Add and Create Social Media Icons )


Kindred

You posted the Same question in the mod thread...   The issue is exactly what it says... And will be an issue with ANY mod that you try to install.  You need to make the files and directories writeable...
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Steelio

Quote from: Kindred on July 11, 2014, 05:15:47 PM
You posted the Same question in the mod thread...   The issue is exactly what it says... And will be an issue with ANY mod that you try to install.  You need to make the files and directories writeable...

hi Kindred,

im not sure where else i should go and make the files writable. the "Packages" folder is already set to 0755. should i set it to another chmod?


also i'm looking into Filezilla but right now that cant help me much because theres an even bigger issue with that with with my fellow co-admin (im not seeing any contents in the server)

Arantor

Packages, Packages/temp, Sources and Themes and everything therein would need to be writable since mods need to modify files.
Perhaps it would have been better if I'd simply never bothered. Y'all clearly would be less unhappy that way.

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