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XF 1.2 Installing/Upgrading as Root user?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Moddis, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    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?
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    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 :)

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  3. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member


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

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