[Moin-user] Installing moinmoin 1.5.5a as non-root user

Kapteyn, Rob kapteynr at cboe.com
Fri Oct 27 16:18:55 EDT 2006

Yes this is normal.
I have been dealing with it for a couple of years.
The functionality of the wiki itself is unaffected.

But back-ups and upgrades can be quite painful because of it.


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[mailto:moin-user-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Thomas
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 1:10 PM
To: moin-user at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Moin-user] Installing moinmoin 1.5.5a as non-root user

I was trying to install a public moinmoin wiki on a server
where I do not have root access.

Apparently this is not possible.

The createinstance.sh script complains because I cannot
"chown www-data.www-data $INSTANCE" (premission denied).

Ok, I thought, make it world accessible, and try it out.
After I've tried several pages in the web browser, moinmoin
created some cache subdirectories which I cannot access (or delete)
from the command line - again, permission denied.

Hm, I cannot even remove the crap that has been created without asking
the admin to help me.

Is this normal?


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