Joit's picture



I use Lamp stack to set up a Joomla site.

Whenever I wan to install extions, I get error messages like this:

JFolder::create: Could not create folder.Path: /var/www/plugins/installer

JFolder::create: Could not create folder.Path: /var/www/modules/mod_fabrik_form
Extension Install: Failed to create folder: /var/www/modules/mod_fabrik_form
Is it possible that I have to change write permissions?
I found this thread about the chown thing but I don't know how to do it:
Thanks for help, no command line experience here!
Jeremy Davis's picture

We have a prebuilt Joomla appliance in the library. Is there a reason why you didn't just use that?

But to directly answer your question, the command suggested here is the one you want:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
Joit's picture

Thx, it works!

I didn't like the turnkey branding in the Joomla template and it seems that there are a little more possibilities with the LAMP setup. So I thought I can just use the LAMP thing and install Joomla myself.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Obviously there is nothing wrong with installing Joomla on top of LAMP yourself, but out LAMP appliance is essentially just Joomla installed on top of LAMP anyway, that's why I was curious.

Glad to hear that you have it all working.

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