Author Topic: How on earth do you modify files in com_virtuemart? (SOLVED)  (Read 2523 times)

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I keep finding solutions to various problems which instruct me to change some php code in com_virtuemart, but I can't change permissions on com_virtuemart using FileZilla.

'550 Could not change perms on com_virtuemart: Operation not permitted'

How is everyone doing this??




richsung

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Re: How on earth do you modify files in com_virtuemart?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 06:47:56 am »
File ownership problem... you should be able to change file permissions using FileZilla (that's what I use).

See http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=304&t=333089 for an explanation of the problem (you don't own the files) and some possible solutions.

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Re: How on earth do you modify files in com_virtuemart?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 16:59:55 pm »
Hi Rich,

I think I did what was described in that link. I've tried changing permissions using my host cpanel and also with FileZilla but that didn't work.

I just want to do simple things like this,

http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=37598.0;prev_next=prev

I also would like to mod some Virtuemart icons to blend in with my custom template skin.

Am I the only one unable to change com_virtuemart or are others having the same problem?

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Re: How on earth do you modify files in com_virtuemart?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 21:43:37 pm »
To change ownerships you need to CHMOD the directories/files. If you don't have root access on the server you should ask your host to do it. If it is a cPanel server they will be well used to such requests. Once you own the files you can change permissions.
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Re: How on earth do you modify files in com_virtuemart?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 18:04:18 pm »
Thanks Jenkinhill,

My host fixed this in 30 seconds via 'live chat'. I didn't even have to submit a ticket  ;D