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What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.8
What is your board's URL? http://localhost
Who do you host your board with? my local machine
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
Is your board a fresh install or a conversion? Fresh Install
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
What styles do you currently have installed? not yet installed
What language(s) is your board currently using? not yet installed
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? New to phpBB but not PHP
When did your problem begin? While trying to install phpBB3.0.8 according to the instructions at http://www.phpbb.com/support/documents. ... 80cb56d6ff
Please describe your problem. On my local Fedora linux machine, I cannot access http://localhost/phpBB3/install/ nor http://localhost/phpBB3/install/index.php . It says I do not have permission to access this even if i change permissions to everything from the root webserver directory down to index.php to 777 (rwxrwxrwx). Everything else for the webserver works fine and as excepted so I assume I am missing something related to phpBB.
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Re: /install/index.php Forbidden

Post by topdown »

You need to check the permissions, not the CHmod permissions but the Group:Owner permissions.

Browse to that forums directory in Command Line and check these running

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ls -l
That command will show the Group:Owner permissions for all files and directories.
Then you can use Chown to set the correct permissions

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Chown -R TheCorrectGroup:TheCorrectOwner /forum_directory
-R stands for recursive.
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