Im attempting to install Drupal 7 on a VM (CentOS 6.4 x64). I have copied all the files from the tar.gz to /var/www/html (after installing Apache ). I managed to solve most of the PHP issues but it's still complaining about some permissions problems.
The directory sites/default/files is not writable. An automated attempt to create this directory failed, possibly due to a permissions problem.
I set the whole Drupal install to
chown -R apache:apache and the path in question is set via
chmod -R oug+rw sites.
It's also complaining about:
The Drupal installer requires write permissions to ./sites/default/settings.php during the installation process.
The file is set to 666 and the path is wide open.
Clearly I'm missing something obvious here. Suggestions?