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there seems to be a problem while uploading an image to the site.

Error uploading file. Please contact the site administrator. Thank you. [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/web/'

Thanks for fixing it!

UPDATE: Filed Bug

UPDATE#2: Test upload. If you see an image, it works....

Test Upload JPEG
Test Upload PNG

UPDATE#3: Unfortunately no image is visible, hence it still does not work.

UPDATE#4: it works again, see images above.


asked 06 Mar '13, 09:51

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Kurt Knochner ♦
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edited 28 May '13, 12:34

it is still not possible to upload an image. Is this intentional?

(18 Apr '13, 17:27) Kurt Knochner ♦

This should be fixed now.

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answered 24 May '13, 11:28

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Gerald Combs ♦♦
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I'm sorry, but it still does not work. I can now upload an image, but it is neither shown as 'embedded' image nor can I access the link directly. See my update in the question. The linked image is not available:

The file is there as you can see when accessing the path /upfiles ( ), but access to the file is restricted.

BTW: Maybe it's better to disable directory browsing for the path /upfiles, you never know who is going to misuse the site for 'whatever'.


(28 May '13, 07:20) Kurt Knochner ♦

OSQA was setting invalid permissions on newly-uploaded files. I fixed that part of the configuration and reset the permissions on the contents of upfiles/. I also disabled browsing as you suggested. Thanks!

(28 May '13, 09:26) Gerald Combs ♦♦

Thank you!

(28 May '13, 12:34) Kurt Knochner ♦
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