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permissions changed during generate #473

jimpriest opened this Issue Mar 10, 2012 · 3 comments

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I've been working the last few days to get Octopress working on Windows and deploy to my off-site host.

I've got things working but have one weird issue and I'm not sure if it's something I'm doing wrong, a config issue I'm missing or something wacky with Windows.

So I add a post, then I do a 'rake generate'. Then I'd do 'rake deploy' and I'd get a lot of permission issues.

It took me awhile to figure out what was going on - but when I do 'rake generate' Octopress creates the /public/mysite/assets and /blog directories with no permissions. So when I try to deploy it fails.

drwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 19:06 images
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 19:06 stylesheets
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 19:06 javascripts
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 19:34 about
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None  664 Mar  9 20:07 sitemap.xml
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None  884 Mar  9 20:07 atom.xml
d---------+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 20:07 blog
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None 3957 Mar  9 20:07 index.html
d---------+ 1 Jim None    0 Mar  9 20:07 assets
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Jim None  400 Mar  9 20:07 favicon.png

I can do a simple chmod -755 -R mysite and then it will deploy fine.

But as soon as I run 'rake generate' again - it's reset.

I've tried running cygwin as an admin - no change.

Anyone have any ideas? Can I integrate the chmod command into the 'rake generate' (I'm new to Ruby)


Totally lost and digging through Ruby docs :)

I tried to add something like this to the generate method

FileUtils.chmod_R(0755, public_dir)

It's not throwing an error but it's not changing the permissions either :\


Not sure if this is the best way but it seems to work:

desc "Generate jekyll site"
task :generate do
  raise "### You haven't set anything up yet. First run `rake install` to set up an Octopress theme." unless
  puts "## Generating Site with Jekyll..."
  system "compass compile --css-dir #{source_dir}/stylesheets"
  system "jekyll"
  puts "## Fixing permissions after rake generate"
  changePerm = `chmod 755 -R #{public_dir}`
  puts changePerm
KenanY commented Mar 15, 2012

Do you deploy with rsync? If so I discovered that there's a chmod argument for it. Example, for 755 I add this argument: --chmod=u+rwX,g+rwX,o+rX,o-w to the part of the Rakefile where it executes the rsync command.

@imathis imathis closed this Jun 7, 2012
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