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  • arthurdent
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    tmp directory not writable? Link to this post

    Hi all. Just attempting my third SilverStripe install on a server (yes, I'm a newb). Have not had any problems before but now I'm getting the following:

    [1]User 't1trigirl' needs to be able to write to this file:/var/tmp//silverstripe-cache

    The file is currently owned by 'jcaseley'. There is no user-group that contains both the web-server user and the owner of this file. Change the ownership of the file, create a new group, or temporarily make the file writeable by everyone during the install process.[/1]

    Can anybody tell me where /var/tmp//silverstripe-cache would be? And who is this 'jcasely' anyway?

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  • JasonR
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    Re: tmp directory not writable? Link to this post


    "jcasely" is just another user who probably has created a Silverstripe installation before you, and got rights to that folder.

    Heres a fix. Hope it works!

    Create a file called "_ss_environment.php" in your root Silverstripe folder.

    Put the following in there:


    define('TEMP_FOLDER', '/home/<your cPanel username>/www/silverstripe-cache');


    I have this setup on http://www.webslice.co.nz/ hosting (based in NZ), they seem to be using Linux + cPanel. It's working well for me.


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