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  • michi
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    hi,
    i've got a big problem where i dont find a way out. when trying to install there comes the following error:

    Is the .htaccess file writeable?   

    User 'user' needs to write be able to write to this file:
    /home/'user'/'direction1'/'direction2'/silverstripe-v2.2.1/.htaccess

    this error occures also for the mysite/ tutorial/ and the assets/ folders...

    can anyone tell me what to do now?

    michi

  • mbellino
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    Hello Michi

    As the error already says, do you have write permission to the .htaccess file in the folder
    /home/'user'/'direction1'/'direction2'/silverstripe-v2.2.1/?

    Please check your permissions for the file and folder/subfolder mentioned.
    If you have only read permission change it and reinstall SS.

    Good luck

    Mario

  • michi
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    do you mean the settings in one of the silverstripe files or the server peimissions?
    if it helps: i have the tar.gz installed

  • BIMMAN
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    I'd like to know an answer to this one too - I've tried changing the permissions on the files/folder via windows and it always reverts to read-only, i've tried to change the Apache config file... still no joy - i'd really like to be able to get SilverStripe up an running but i find myself stuck with the same problem - being new to building and hosting websites isn't helping either... but with a little help i'll get there...

    Cheers

    Jase

  • OCS
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    I have kind of the same problem. I'm running XAMPP 1.6.6 (Apache 2.2.8, PHP 5.2.5 and MySql 5.0.51) on Vista Ultimate and the Silverstripe version is 2.2.1.

    I've checked that I have full permissions to my Silverstripe-directory and all the files in it.

    Still the install screen complains:

    Unable to detect whether I can write to files. Please ensure C:/xampp/htdocs/ss1/.htaccess is writable.

    And the same with "C:/xampp/htdocs/ss1/mysite", "C:/xampp/htdocs/ss1/tutorial" and "C:/xampp/htdocs/ss1/assets".

    I've enabled mod_rewrite in Apache and it gives this error message when trying to install:

    # ERROR: mod_rewrite not working, redirecting to mod_rewrite test page
    I will now try and direct you to rewritetest to troubleshoot mod_rewrite

    After that it loads the rewritetest.php but doesn't output anything.

  • Sam
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    Re: Installation problem Link to this post

    SilverStripe 2.2.2-rc2 will be out very shortly, and it should fix this problem.

    Stay tuned at http://groups.google.com/group/silverstripe-announce

  • xzelan
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    "Administrators" and "SYSTEM" have the "Full Control" permissions.

    Who else needs it to satisfy the "is writable" criteria?

    i.e. I don't want to go overboard and select "Everyone" if I don't need to.

  • Sam
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    The user that runs your webserver needs to be able to, at least while you are installing.

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