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Avatar troubles.

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Carlos, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I installed a new xenforo instance. I imported an old vb3.8 database, and it went smoothly.

    Except that when I upload an avatar, this is what I get:

    mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Permission denied
    1. XenForo_Application::handlePhpError()
    2. mkdir() in XenForo/Helper/File.php at line 66
    3. XenForo_Helper_File::createDirectory() in XenForo/Model/Avatar.php at line 326
    4. XenForo_Model_Avatar->_writeAvatar() in XenForo/Model/Avatar.php at line 197
    5. XenForo_Model_Avatar->applyAvatar() in XenForo/Model/Avatar.php at line 69
    6. XenForo_Model_Avatar->uploadAvatar() in XenForo/ControllerPublic/Account.php at line 487
    7. XenForo_ControllerPublic_Account->actionAvatarUpload() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 310
    8. XenForo_FrontController->dispatch() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 132
    9. XenForo_FrontController->run() in /home/carlosx3/public_html/mvc3forum.com/index.php at line 15
    Wierd. Never had this problem with MW2Forums.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is your /data directory writeable?
    You might need to chmod /data and /internal_data to 0777.
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I made the changes. During installation I had thought it was a security threat to keep them writable. But I forget that it doesn't.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, the /data and /internal_data are where avatars and attachments are stored so they need to be writeable by the web server.

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