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I have just upgraded from 4.3.8 to 4.7.15 on Drupal 7.50. Everything went well except the <drupal_root>sites/default/files/civicrm/templates_c directory is rebuilt with the wrong file permissions. The owner should be fclub, not www-data, I think. For example, if I delete this directory in order to solve cached template loading problems and reload the page, it rebuilds itself.

drwxr-sr-x 3 www-data www-data  4096 Jan 11 14:24 templates_c

If I change the owner manually to the correct owner, as all other files and directories, there is an error message about not being able to write to temp files in templates_c.

This seems to be the residual affect of something that is causing multiple problems, including possibly outgoing mail, scheduled jobs and showing the menu.

Edit: Here is what it looks like after upgrading on an exact copy/dev site:

drwxrwsr-x 3 fclub www-data 4096 Jan 8 21:30 templates_c

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    Congrats on the big upgrade :) – Coleman Jan 12 '17 at 3:59
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Actually that looks good - your webserver user www-data needs to be able to write to files/ (and anything below it);

  • That is the name of the group. The owner for everything else, including on my dev site is fclub. Perhaps the problems I'm having are unrelated. – Christia Jan 11 '17 at 15:26
  • Make the www-data user and group the owner of your var/www/drupal/sites/default/files (or equivalent) – KarinG - Semper IT Jan 11 '17 at 18:18

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