Prohibited file and directory names

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by wabz, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. wabz

    wabz New Member

    I have a client who is trying to extend his joomla installation by installing a new component. He uploaded his files using ftp after unpacking the zip archive. Now the problem is when he is uploading using filezilla some files and directories are not copied and there are error messages saying prohibited file and directory names for instance .svn cannot be created or file names like 553 Prohibited file name: /web/adsmanager_v2.2.2/highslide/graphics/outlines/.svn/text-base/outer-glow.png.svn-base

    Here are the error - critical error

    553 Prohibited file name: /web/adsmanager_v2.2.2/highslide/graphics/outlines/.svn/text-base/outer-glow.png.svn-base

    Command: SIZE /web/adsmanager_v2.2.2/highslide/graphics/outlines/.svn/text-base/outer-glow.png.svn-base
    Response: 550 Can't check for file existence

    Response: 553 Prohibited file name: /web/adsmanager_v2.2.2/highslide/graphics/outlines/.svn/prop-base/rounded-white.png.svn-base
    Error: Critical error
    Response: 553 Prohibited file name: /web/adsmanager_v2.2.2/highslide/graphics/outlines/.svn/text-base/beveled.png.svn-base
    Error: Critical error

    The component requires this files to work. What should i advice him to do or what can be done on the server to allow the installation since the component was purchased and cannot be edited.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    Please look at the FTP server configuration file and make sure that you allow files that start with a dor (hidden files).
  3. wabz

    wabz New Member

    so how do i do that

    the ftp server in use is pure-ftpd. So how do i change the settings to allow such files?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator

  5. wabz

    wabz New Member

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Just run
    echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles 
    That will create the file.
  7. wabz

    wabz New Member


    I ran the command as suggested and got the following error message

    mail:~ # echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles
    -bash: /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles: No such file or directory
    mail:~ #

    How do i create the file
  8. till

    till Super Moderator

    Which Linux distribution do you use?
  9. wabz

    wabz New Member

    Linux distro

    Linux Distro is suse 11.1
  10. till

    till Super Moderator

    The commands you used are for Ubuntu and Debian only. For openSuSE, you might have to edit the pure-ftpd.conf file instead.

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