[Moin-user] Wiki server ignoring ACLs *followup*

Chris Freemesser cfreemesser at mail.cvs.rochester.edu
Mon Mar 14 15:31:48 EDT 2016

On 3/11/16 4:09 PM, Paul Boddie wrote:

> It's a bit baffling, really. Maybe creating a separate test instance on your
> server with the basic elements of the desired configuration might help.

I think I found the problem.  I migrated one of my existing instances to the 
test server I set up on Friday, and did not experience the right problems I was 
seeing on my problematic server.

Thinking back about something you mentioned regarding it possibly being a cache 
problem, I returned to my problematic server and simply deleted the entire 
cache folder for one of my instances.  Created a replacement folder for it, 
assigned ownership of it to "www-data", then ran a "maint cleancache" command 
on the instance.  After doing this, I then had to again reassign ownership 
rights for the entire cache folder to "www-data".  I think this may be an issue 
unique to how TurnKey Linux works...the subfolders within the cache folder that 
were recreated had "root" ownership for some reason, and the server doesn't 
seem to like that.

However, once rights were reassigned, now the ACLs work properly.  Go figure.

The location of the cache folder on this server is different than my old 
server, and I suspect I copied the cache files to the new location when I first 
migrated the instances.  Looks like that isn't a good thing to do.

I'm going to try this fix for all of my wiki instances tomorrow, so fingers 
crossed it works for all of those as well.

Thanks again for the help!  I doubt I wouldn't have found this if you hadn't 
put the bug about the cache in my ear.


Chris Freemesser, Systems Administrator
University of Rochester
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
The Center for Visual Science
Meliora Hall, Room 255
Phone:  (585)275-0786

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