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Sun, Jun 20, 2010 4:46 pm

SMF Packages Directory or One of the Files Not Writable

If you get the error message below when attempting to install a package under Simple Machines Forum (SMF), create a temp directory beneath the Packages directory and then change its permissions so that it is world writable. Then try installing the package again. I had the problem occur after I deleted a package. I got the error message when I tried installing the package after deleting it.

$ cd forum/Packages
$ mkdir temp
$ chmod 777 temp

The Packages/temp directory is where packages to be installed are unzipped.

References:

  1. Packages directory or one of the files in it are not writable!
    Date: October 5, 2008
    Simple Machines Forum

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