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Long time hobbyist and professional firmware programmer.

I was bitten by the bug in 1978 when my father brought home a shiny new Radio Shack TRS-80. I worked my way through David Lein's BASIC tutorial and started writing little games. Then came the Level II upgrade, with 12K of RAM and a new BASIC with access to machine language routines through the USR() built-in, and that was that.

Ever since, I've worked with small systems, mostly Microchip's 8-bit PICs.


Mar
13
revised How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
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Mar
12
comment How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
otay, the third time I rm -r everything and drop all tables from the db, and suddenly WP updates the permalinks without complaining, creating the .htaccess file and everything. However, the URL rewrite isn't working -- 404 from Apache, and "rewrite" is enabled.
Mar
12
comment How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
The permissions and problem file are already in the question, but I've added a comment adding the info that permalink settings aren't working -- that's where WP says it can't write the .htaccess file.
Mar
12
comment How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
Here's the problem file: /home/iain/sites/wp1/.htaccess -- attempting to change permalink settings gives me messages indicating that .htaccess is not writable, and the content that I should put into it myself. The file permission is 664 and the directory permission on /home/iain/sites/wp1 is 775, 755 from / up to there. www-data is a member of group iain so has write access to that file.
Mar
12
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Mar
12
revised How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
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Mar
12
comment How do I make files writable on my LAMP?
The .htaccess file that WP is complaining about is in the / directory, not /inst/wp-content. WP also successfully created the wp-config.sys file, no whining. Very confusing.
Mar
12
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12
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