Global configuration error in Joomla

Bug #291041 reported by Henrik Z on 2008-10-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
TurnKey Linux
Fix Released
Alon Swartz

Bug Description

I just downloaded and installed TurnkeyLinux Joomla for testing.
After I added a test article, I wanted to change the global settings of Joomla.

When I click Save or Apply, I got this error message:
Unable to open configuration.php file to write.

Henrik Z (hezla) on 2008-10-30
description: updated
Alon Swartz (alonswartz) wrote :

This is due to the webserver user not having write permissions to the configuration file.

This issue is a usability / security tradeoff, and considering turnkey appliances should be as easy to use as possible, I am inclined to go with usability for the next release, and change the default permissions.

In the meantime, you can do this manually from the command line:

    # chown root:www-data /etc/joomla15/configuration.php
    # chmod 664 /etc/joomla15/configuration.php

Changed in turnkeylinux:
assignee: nobody → alonswartz
status: New → Confirmed
Alon Swartz (alonswartz) wrote :

fixed in 2009.02 release

Changed in turnkeylinux:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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