v1.6.0 permission problems after upgrade/update

  • 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

  • hmmm... lots of errors in the console. @PitaJ / @julian feel free to check if you can see something in the console...


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    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.

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    If you run ./nodebb build and ./nodebb start as root, you shouldn't have a problem. You need to run all of the commands as the same user.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @adam-poniatowski said in v1.6.0 permission problems after upgrade/update:

    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 node_modules/ as well.

    Can you not run ./nodebb start as 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
        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

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    What did you chown? Did you everything in nodebb or just everything in nodebb/build?

  • @pitaj everything lol... let me guess... I shouldn't have done that? 😉

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    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?

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    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][4048]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/footer.jst' Sep 17 19:28:58 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/footer.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: 17/9 19:28:59 [4058] - error: / Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/categories.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: at Error (native) Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates/500.jst' Sep 17 19:28:59 [HOSTNAME] [ACCOUNT][4048]: 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

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    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

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    Yes, it's the source of the problem. Either use root/sudo for everything, or use it for nothing.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Ideally, do it without, there should be no reason to use sudo

  • @pitaj but why with this particular version? from v1.4.x to v1.5.x was perfectly fine... now I should be doing it with my nodebb account? That should be added to the docs, I think. My nodebb account is literally just a service account [nologin account with selinux limiting it too, and correct policies are applied to it too]...

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