v1.6.0 permission problems after upgrade/update
I did it with root, yes.
After checking file permissions... I see the permissions/ownerships are all mixed between my nodebb account and root. I assume they should all be owned by my nodebb account, right?
yup... that fixed it.
interesting... after running ./nodebb build (as some plugins don't want to open, it gets stuck at 3/4 of the way usually, but /build fixes it)... it gave me internal server error again.
I have to run "chown -hR account:group /nodebb" again to fix it... weird
hmmm... I'm in a catch 22... I run build, to make my plugins work (calendar being one of them), but I have to chown them again... which brings me back to forcing to restart nodebb and my plugins don't work...
This is a tough one lol
**Edit: nevermind... everything doesn't work (top navbar, plugins settings, plugins, topics, posts, etc), unless I manually refresh my browser. ACP works normally, funny enough lol
How are you running build? Everything in the nodebb folder should not be owned by root. You don't need to run build with root...
@julian usually I run it as root (I know the consequences of using root, I have a specific way of logging into my machine, akin to freebsd style of working), as my nodebb account is a nologin account
The only change I made was to update nodebb, and everything stopped working. Also, login works and register works... I don't need to refresh the page to open it. The console (browser dev tools) still has ~17 errors when the page opens and when one tries to access something (from navbar or admin panel)
**Edit: I ran it as the nodebb account, and still the same issue.
If you run
./nodebb startas root, you shouldn't have a problem. You need to run all of the commands as the same user.
as my nodebb account is a nologin account
Which is fine, but the files themselves should ideally not be owned by root either, and that goes for the dependencies in
Can you not run
./nodebb startas your unprivileged user?
su - nodebb -c "./nodebb start"?
@PitaJ That's what normally worked without any problems. Now it starts without any issues (after chown'ing everything back to my nodebb account, for some weird reason)
@julian I tried running it as my nodebb account... it doesn't start, this is the output:
Starting NodeBB "./nodebb stop" to stop the NodeBB server "./nodebb log" to view server output "./nodebb restart" to restart NodeBB internal/child_process.js:319 throw errnoException(err, 'spawn'); ^ Error: spawn EACCES at exports._errnoException (util.js:1018:11) at ChildProcess.spawn (internal/child_process.js:319:11) at Object.exports.spawn (child_process.js:378:9) at Function.module.exports.daemon (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/daemon/index.js:50:31) at module.exports (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/daemon/index.js:25:20) at /opt/nodebb/loader.js:228:21 at FSReqWrap.oncomplete (fs.js:123:15)
All files are owned by the nodebb account. Starting it up as root (with ./nodebb start and systemctl start nodebb) works... but having the odd issue of browsing between routes (/popular, /users, /categories, etc), but certain ones work without an issue like /login, /register and /admin. but the same issues are inside of the ACP.
I'm bummed out on this one... it worked before upgrading to v1.6.0 . I also updated my server, which might/might not have an impact
What did you chown? Did you everything in
nodebbor just everything in
@pitaj everything lol... let me guess... I shouldn't have done that?
No that should work. The error you have here is related to file permissions.
@pitaj should I try
chmod -R 755 /nodebb? just for shits and giggles?
I'd just try backing up your db and uploaded files, and reinstalling nodebb fresh.
But if you wanna try other things first, go ahead.
reverted to my last snapshot... unfortunately a little old and an older version. oh well... I will wait for the next patch before updating
**Edit: I forgot that my snapshot is a little bit older than I thought. v1.4.6 lol
update to v1.5.3 had no issues. I'll try updating it to v1.6.0 and report back what happens.
yup... updating to v1.6.0 causes the same issues... ownership is changed to root, changing it back to the rightful owner starts it back up (internal server error is gone):
Sep 17 19:28:58 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/footer.jst' Sep 17 19:28:58 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/footer.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: 17/9 19:28:59  - error: / Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/categories.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/500.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT]: at Error (native)
Bummer... reverting back to my snapshot yeah... I will have to wait for the next patch.
For anyone having the same issues... reinstalling it with v1.6.0 is the best option... unless I am the unlucky one XD
Are you using sudo at all during the upgrade?
Edit: sudo or root
yes, is that a problem? with previous version, I did the same thing and worked perfectly