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From "Krist van Besien" <krist.vanbes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Chown -R saying it changed but didn't, effecting HTTP Apache
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2008 06:25:29 GMT
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 23:40, Car54 <planetwealth@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I have a software that is running on a Linux server and there was a glitch in
> the install script and I was told to change ownership on this subdirectory
> from root to "apache"... and for some reason it says it's changed on the
> subdirectory and everything below it, but as you can see below what I'm
> getting in an error log.
>
> Thanks for taking a look at this.
>
>
> drwxr-xr-x    3 root   root       4096 Jul 16 23:34 ttc
>
> # chown -R apache:apache ttc
>
> drwxr-xr-x    3 apache   apache       4096 Jul 16 23:34 ttc
>
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/login.html.tt2c': Operation
> not permitted
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/neworder-mail.tt2c': Operation
> not permitted
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/newclient-mail.tt2c':
> Operation not permitted
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/activation-mail.tt2c':
> Operation not permitted
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/homeshell.html.tt2c':
> Operation not permitted
> chown: changing ownership of
> `/home/fum/ttc/home/fum/lib/templates/members/header.html.tt2c': Operation
> not permitted

Non root users are not permitted to change ownership of files. This is
an (intentional) operating system limitation.

Krist



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