If you get the error message below when attempting to install a package under Simple Machines Forum (SMF), create a
tempdirectory beneath the
Packagesdirectory 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
Packages/temp directory is where packages to be installed
Packages directory or one of the files in it are not writable!
Date: October 5, 2008
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