I'm building a Drupal site which performs various automatic disk operations using the apache user (id=40).
The problem is that the site was set up on a subdomain belonging to user ID 10001 (ie my main FTP account) so the filesystem belongs to that user ID.
So I keep getting errors like this:
warning: move_uploaded_file() [function.move-uploaded-file]: SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is 10001 is not allowed to access /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/sites/default/files/images/user owned by uid 48 in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/includes/file.inc on line 579.
I've tried changing the apache group in httpd.conf to apache:psacln, psacln being the default group for all web users but that's not helped.
The situation now is:
- ..../files/images/ = 777 and chown = ftplogin:psacln
- ..../files/images/user = 775 and chown = apache:psacln
- ..../files/tmp = 777 and chown = ftplogin:psacln
So apparently uid 40 and 10001 both have permissions to write to any of the 3 directories involved, but still can't.
Am i missing something here? Can anyone help?
The solution was simply to set the domain / subdomain up to use apache in CGI-mode rather than straight out of the box mode.