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they said they'd change the ownership this time but that in the future, I'd have to have the install script do that.

That's rediculous - unless the install script can run as root (which is a bad idea, and no web hosts would allow that), the script cannot change ownership - it is simply impossible. Some servers offer suexec (or similar) support, which runs your CGI's as the user who owns them. I really don't see a reason not to turn this on on a web server, as it doesn't pose a security risk (in fact, it reduces security risks), and makes everyone's life easier.Crazy

Just get grumpy at them, and tell them that a real host would enable suexec. Wink

Seriously, I'd recommend what Paul suggested - installing through ssh. The installation procedure is the same, except that you type the paths and URL's at the prompt instead of into text fields in your browser. Alternatively, you can use Fileman (Admin -> Tools -> Fileman) to work with "nobody"-owned files; Fileman will run as nobody.

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Thread Re-installing GF as me agaffin 2475 Apr 2, 2003, 6:32 AM
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Paul 2397 Apr 2, 2003, 6:35 AM
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agaffin 2383 Apr 2, 2003, 8:40 AM
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Paul 2411 Apr 2, 2003, 8:48 AM
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Jagerman 2384 Apr 2, 2003, 11:27 AM
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agaffin 2358 Apr 2, 2003, 11:36 AM