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XF 1.2 Installing/Upgrading as Root user?

Moddis

Active member
#1
What are the implication if you upload files or set up a site as a root user instead of the forum directory user?

Does it make an difference or should everything be uploaded and updated by the forum directory user?
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#2
It has very bad repercussions, mainly its a pain to make changes and you would need to 777 all the folders to installer addons work :p

If you are in the root account, just su to the forum account, or chown the files recursively when done.

Its what I normally do :)

Liam
 

Moddis

Active member
#3
It has very bad repercussions, mainly its a pain to make changes and you would need to 777 all the folders to installer addons work :p

If you are in the root account, just su to the forum account, or chown the files recursively when done.

Its what I normally do :)

Liam
Thanks!

I really should limit the use of root user since im mostly in the forum user directory anyway.