Wrong chmod!!

Discussion in 'General' started by nox171, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    Hi everybody,

    I'm a little bit in trouble guys!
    I was changing permission on a folder to compleate an installation (joomla)
    I type in this command:
    chown -R -v -f web22_xxxxx:web22 /*
    :eek: In this way I changed a lot of files and folder permissions!!
    I would like to change only the permission on 1 specific folder (the web folder).
    I'm not a linux expert, I'm only trying to do the best of myself...

    By the way when I realized that the command was wrong it was to late!!
    The command run only for few seconds but now I can't log on my ISPConfig admin console!
    I receive this error:
    Warning: include(../lib/config.inc.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/login.php on line 30
    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '../lib/config.inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/login.php on line 30
    Warning: require_once(login/lib/lang/.lng) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/login.php on line 31
    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'login/lib/lang/.lng' (include_path='.:') in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/login.php on line 31
    The only modified folders that I can see in the console (putty) are with this path

    changed ownership of `/home/admispconfig/ispconfig/web/phpmyadmin/themes/original/img/b_lastpage.png' to web22_xxxxxx:web22

    Do you know if exists an easy way to go back??
    I really don't know what I can do!

    Please help, :( :eek:

  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    This effectively started your command from the top level root directory. Everything is now changed. There is almost no way to recover except a complete reinstall. Sorry.
  3. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    do you know in which way it start to edit the permission?
    Starting in alphabetic order or something like that?

    I have another server that have the same installation.
    Perhaps I can try to change again the permission one by one spotting them on the other server.
    The problem is that I need to know where to start... :(

    Also can you tell me the right command to edit the permission on one specific folder?

  4. alexillsley

    alexillsley ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You could try setting the owner to root, do know if it would work:rolleyes:
  5. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    I would try to recover the situation... not destroy everything... Actually i wouldn't like to re-install again!
  6. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    looking to the other server I can see the folders where I've changed the permission.

    Now I'd like to know the right command to edit permission...

  7. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    chown normally starts with the lowest numbered i-node. See this as a unique identifier. The way i-nodes are numbered differ from system to system, even if you use the same installation/distro.

    If you want to compare everything manually, open three ssh sessions, one to your working system (system A), two to your corrupted system (system B). Type
    cd /
    ls -al | less
    on screen of system A and one screen of system B. Compare each and every line. On the second screen of system B, use
    chown right_user.right_group <full file name>
    to set the owner/group correctly.
    Do all this as user 'root'. Be prepared to work on this for about two days, depending how much you installed.
  8. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    Right thanks
    I've just started.

    I found something like that:
    server1:/bin # chown root:root /bin/*
    server1:/bin # ls -la
    total 6224
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root            root     4096 Dec 10 20:23 .
    drwxr-xr-x  20 root            root     4096 Jul 17  2006 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root     3472 Sep 13  2005 arch
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root   110912 Sep  9  2005 ash
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root   584652 Sep  9  2005 ash.static
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 web22_xxxxxxx web22       4 Jul  6  2006 awk -> gawk
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    15168 Jan 31  2006 basename
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root   490716 Sep  9  2005 bash
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    19220 Jan 31  2006 cat
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    37020 Jan 31  2006 chgrp
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    36044 Jan 31  2006 chmod
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    40284 Jan 31  2006 chown
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root     5000 Sep  9  2005 chvt
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    61548 Jan 31  2006 cp
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root   100480 Apr 27  2006 cpio
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 web22_xxxxxxx web22       4 Jul  9  2006 csh -> tcsh
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    47368 Jan 31  2006 date
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    44748 Jan 31  2006 dd
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root     5472 Sep  9  2005 deallocvt
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root    38696 Jan 31  2006 df
    -rwxr-xr-x   1 root            root     5140 Sep 13  2005 dmesg
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 web22_xxxxxxx web22       8 Jul  6  2006 dnsdomainname -> hostname
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 web22_xxxxxx web22 4 Jul 6 2006 sh -> bash

    using this command:
    chown root:root /bin/*
    As you can see that folders whit this symbol ->, (are them folders? ) don't change the permission to root...

    Do you know why?
  9. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    -> indicate a symbolic link, a pointer to the actual file. To change the symbolic link owner/group add the -h flag:
    chown -h root:root /bin/filename
    Please stop using the asterix '*'to address files. It will expand to every file in the /bin directory (in this example). Using the * constantly will bring you further and further away from solving this. Use the real and full path name. Example: /usr/bin/vi. Nothing less.
  10. nox171

    nox171 New Member

    Thank you guys for your quick help!

    After 2 full days of work my ISPconfig is again online!!


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