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Regarding lib directory permissions.
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chomwitt #1
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Subject: Regarding lib directory permissions.
In installation guide it says:

lib/ directory: This directory must be readable by the public for style sheets to display. 755 works fine

My question is : Assuming owner is foouser:www-data , isnt enough to have 750 ? Isnt the apache
that must have access to the css files?
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schplurtz (Moderator) #2
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So long as your webserver and php (usually the same user) have read access, this is OK.
755 is just so common in unix world. But, foouser:www-data & 750 dir permission will work too.

Note that write access, 770 in your case, in lib/tpl and lib/plugins and their subdir will allow the extension manager to add and update plugins and templates. Without write acccess in lib/tpl and lib/plugins, extension manager will not be useful. If you adjust the permission, files and dir created by the extension manager will belong to www-data:www-data.
This post was edited on 2019-01-05, 15:08 by schplurtz.
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