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I've got a problem with deleting vanilla from space..

edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I want to delete my vanilla from space, and reinstall it, but I can't do anything. No file editing or chmod changing ... why? :(

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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    How did you upload it? It's a permission problem on your server.
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    logged into server per ftp program ... uploaded it and installed it.
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    You're in space?
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited August 2006
    @bergamot: Hardy har har :P

    Can you remove *any* of the vanilla folders? Try going into the vanilla folder and removing the files and folders individually. I bet it's your conf files that are messing you up becuase they were created by Vanilla and hence owned by apache (not you).
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    edited August 2006
    i cannot remove _any_ vanilla folder (including the whole vanilla folder). i tryed to delete one single file .. nothing happens ... only "permission denied" - on every file.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Well, you're going to have to contact your hosting provider to figure out what's wrong. Vanilla is just files. It doesn't do anything to change it's own permissions (that's pretty much impossible on most systems), so it's something to do with your server.
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     Quote: Mark  Well, you're going to have to contact your hosting provider to figure out what's wrong. Vanilla is just files. It doesn't do anything to change it's own permissions (that's pretty much impossible on most systems), so it's something to do with your server.
    Yup, the same thing happened to me but just to the files in the conf folder, they took on ownership by apache somehow.
    My ISP fixed it after making me jump through hoops to prove who I was and that I had a right to "own" the files.
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    KrakKrak New
    edited August 2006
    I've had this happen before with a file uploading app I was using.

    The app was creating files, and changing permissions, which ended up not giving ownership to me. Any file it creates I can not delete or change in anyway because I am not the owner.

    Something to do with screwy group permissions or something. The way I got around it was by using another app called "WebAdmin". It is a .php file that can delete, move, files, etc... Since the ownership of the file was WWW the only person that could delete it had to be either the system admin, or a user of WWW, which this file would be.

    I searched for a link but couldn't find an active one, so I zipped the file. Give it a shot, hope it helps. Just make sure to remove the file when you are done using it. Leaving it on the server would be a bad thing.

    http://temp.hatethis.org/webadmin.zip
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    you can usually just unlink them in php and it'll work <?php unlink('filename.php'); ?>
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    edited August 2006
    ah... got it, problem solved.. thank all of you:)
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    Didn't know about that ADM.
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    <?php unlink('filename.php'); ?> works great to delete files but how about replacing them with other files?

    Will it delete directories?
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    bergamot made me laugh
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    You can delete directories with that file I linked to. It also lists everything in the directory and allows browsing. Just dug through the code and it uses the unlink command. It just has a nice interface to use it so you don't have to code up a custom php file every time.
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