Ok… I was soo happy when magento was introduced into simple scripts. No matter what version I install on a linux server, there permissions are always wrong… causing either the whole site to throw an error, or admin menus not working.
I installed 1.1.7 fine. Tried doing an update though the magento interface to 1.1.8, however, the whole site once again went down. Cool.. Delete everything, reinstall with simple scripts.
So, now I’m at 1.1.8… everything is going great, until I install the “blank theme”. I watch the output window install a whole bunch more than just a theme… oh no… yep, my permissions are off again. Now my menus don’t drop down anymore in the admin system.
So two questions really
1. What steps (which files) do i need to change permissions on.
2. Is there anyway possible that this doesn’t happen on every upgrade or add-on installation?
Really am just new and not trying to be sarcastic… however, how can I possibly let my clients use this without my help? ie… the client sees there is an upgrade and tries to upgrade magento himself… only to have the whole site go down until I can fix all the permissions again..... More importantly until I figure out what files need permissions repaired on....