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I'm deploying a Rails app with Capistrano. All has been going well until I run the cap deploy:setup command. When I do, I get the following error:

  * executing "chmod g+w [file paths]"
    servers: ["web415.webfaction.com"]
    [web415.webfaction.com] executing command
 ** [out :: web415.webfaction.com] chmod: changing permissions of `[file paths]': Operation not permitted
    command finished in 299ms

It seems pretty clear that I don't have permission to change the permissions of the directory, which Capistrano is trying to do. However, I am a secondary user and can't change this myself. I'd like to get back to the primary account holder and tell them what permissions are necessary to change, but I'm not sure what they are.

Any help?

asked 15 Jan '14, 01:48

tylero
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According to the error message, it's trying to add group write permission to whatever paths are in [file paths] - if you give the full, unredacted error message to the primary account owner, they'll have the info they need to set the permissions for you.

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answered 15 Jan '14, 18:49

seanf
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