This is my first time configuring a lamp stack and I'm running into lots of problems with permissions. Here's an example of one of the errors
The specified file temporary://fileChLMzd could not be copied, because the destination directory is not properly configured. This may be caused by a problem with file or directory permissions. More information is available in the system log.
When I go to reports / recent log messages, this is all I can find:
MESSAGE File temporary://fileChLMzd could not be copied, because the destination directory public://js is not configured correctly.
I use to get a lot more of these errors when I had my temp directory inside of the apache installation, but I've since moved it to /tmp, which got rid of a lot of errors.
I've currently got my entire sites/default/files folder set to 777 with www-data access, which doesn't feel safe.. is this right?
Should everything else be set to have root access, like it currently is, instead www-data?
Stuff that I'm using:
Drupal version : 7.41
Site URI : http://default
Database driver : mysql
Database hostname : localhost
Database username : admin
Database name : boilerplate
Database : Connected
Drupal bootstrap : Successful
Drupal user : Anonymous
Default theme : boilerplate
Administration theme : seven
PHP configuration : /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
Drush version : 5.10.0
Drush configuration :
Drupal root : /var/www/html/boilerplate/public
Site path : sites/default
File directory path : sites/default/files
Private file directory path : /var/www/html/boilerplate/private Temporary file directory path : /tmp