XF 1.4 Directory not writable

Hi all,

I've been having issues with our forums as of late with avatars not uploading and a few other issues. I looked into it and seems to be a permissions issue. So I thought while I'm sorting this out ill also update the forums to the latest 1.4.10.

Now I have an issue where xenforo thinks that the directories are not 0777 on internal_data and data when they are.

  • The directory /var/www/html/forums/data must be writable. Please change the permissions on this directory to be world writable (chmod 0777). If the directory does not exist, please create it.
And here are the permissions for the folder.
4 drwxrwxrwx. 6 admin admin 4096 May 22 19:03 internal_data
0 drwxrwxrwx. 4 admin admin 55 May 22 22:11 data

I have tried replacing these folders with brand new copies from xenforo and still no luck.

Any help would be great!


XenForo developer
Staff member
If you're running something like SELinux, that could be blocking the writes, regardless of what the permissions on those directories are.
@Jake B. I checked the configuration of apache in httpd.conf and it is using the user apache and group apache after applying this recursively to the all the files and retsarting httpd service it still did not fix the issue. I have run xenforo for 2 years and this is the first time this has happened!

@Mike Using centos 7.1