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TOPIC: J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured

J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 week ago #69180

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Hello again,

I've found what I think might be a potential bug in Joomla 3.0.3, but I'm not sure. It might also be the server I set up. I'm wondering if anyone can confirm or deny the following behavior.

Quick background:
  • I built a local server on OpenSuSE 12.3 (as a VM)
  • I installed the LAMP stack via YaST (inc. all dependencies)
  • Also installed phpMyAdmin via YaST (inc. all dependencies)
  • The SQL configuration instructions I used installed the MariaDB (I don't know if this is correct, but that's what the default was when I used the 'mysql_install_db --user=mysql' command)
  • I created the database, user and permissions in phpMyAdmin
  • I installed Joomla with the test data installed
  • The install appeared successful

I added a third article to the 'Parks Blog' category. The article saved properly, and appeared correctly on the page. I went to change the layout of the 'Featured/Blog Layouts' in the 'Options', but found that this isn't behaving correctly. Regardless of the settings I change (leading articles, columns, etc.), the appearance remains the same.

There were some permissions issues, as I had to chmod the srv/www/htdocs (and below) to 777 to install extensions. Since it's a local VM, I'm not concerned with security right now. Right now the only two extensions I've installed are Admin Tools and OS Toolbar. Admin Tools appears to be behaving correctly. When trying to access Tutorials from the components menu, I get a white screen of death.

Changing the permissions had no effect on the ability of the options to alter the appearance of the blog category page. It persists with only one leading article and two columns regardless. It also had no effect on the behavior of OS Toolbar.

SEF urls are off currently, but having them on has no effect on either issue. URL Rewrite has not been enabled yet.

So, can anyone confirm or deny either behavior on their version of 3.0.3?

Thanks,
Will
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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 week ago #69181

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Hi Will,

Would you send me some login credentials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so I can take a quick look for you? Also, please do two things for me:
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2) After sending the email, reply to this forum post letting me know you sent the email so that I can check it.

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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 week ago #69182

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Hey Nick,

Thanks. Give me a couple of minutes. I need to open a port so you can access my local server remotely.
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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 week ago #69197

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OK Nick,

Email is on it's way!

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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 6 days ago #69322

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Thanks Will! Check your email for a reply from me :)

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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 6 days ago #69369

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Thanks Nick,

Email received and replied to.

Thanks again,
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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 day ago #69651

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Hi Will,

Sorry for the delay and thanks for replying to all my emails! :)

The OSToolbar issue appears to be one of "ownership" at the server level. Could you check on the folder and file ownership of the directories and files?

As to the featured blog layout, I was able to change the featured blog columns and other options on your site. Were you able to get it resolved? If not, make sure that you don't have more than one featured blog menu item and/or rebuild the menu item.

Hope this helps! Let me know how things turn out and we'll go from there.

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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 day ago #69671

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Hey Nick,

Thanks for taking a look. No worries on the timing, this is a back-burner project so there's nothing mission-critical going on at the moment.

OpenSuSE set up the server automatically at /srv/www/htdocs. I did this with YaST.
This directory has the permissions set to:
User Group: root
User: root

OpenSuSE set up phpMyAdmin automatically at /srv/www/htdocs/phpMyAdmin/. I also did this with YaST.
This directory has the permissions set to:
User Group: root
User: root

When I installed Joomla to that directory it gave all of the sub-directories permissions to:
User Group: wwwrun
User: www

So, I guess the question right now is:
Which User Group and User should all of the sub-directories of srv/www/htdocs be set to, root/root or wwwrun/www?

I've changed the .htaccess file to each set of permissions but neither seems to make a difference, it won't work either way. So I'm not sure which to use. Any thoughts?

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Will
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J 3.0.3 Possible bug or server misconfigured 1 year 1 day ago #69672

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Hi Will,

Thanks for understanding! :)

Check via Admin Tools' permission function too and you'll see the ownership listed as numbers. To be honest, I'm not sure which one's right for the environment. I would try root/root first and then check the program to see if it works.

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