subdomain creation problem

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#1 Sun, 07/19/2009 - 07:45

subdomain creation problem

Hi, I have a big problem with Virtualmin GPL 3.703 - when domain owner is logged in Virtualmin he cannot create subdomains with his user/group. It is created with user root and group root. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

Sun, 07/19/2009 - 07:50

Hrm, that seems odd... so you're saying that if a Virtual Server owner creates a new Sub-Server, the files it creates -- such as "public_html", are owned as root?

Can you show the output of an "ls -la" in the directory you're seeing that in?

Also, if you use a different Virtual Server owner, do you still have the same problem when creating Sub-Servers, or is it just the one owner?


Sun, 07/19/2009 - 10:02

here is the output:

drwxr-x---  7 rodina-lan rodina-lan 4096 Jul 19 15:48 .
drwxr-x--- 10 rodina-lan rodina-lan 4096 Jul  2 09:27 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root       root       4096 Jul 19 15:48 asd
lrwxrwxrwx  1 rodina-lan rodina-lan   31 Jul  2 09:27 awstats-icon -> /usr/share/awstats/wwwroot/icon
drwxr-xr-x  5 rodina-lan rodina-lan 4096 Jun 27 19:36 goiko
lrwxrwxrwx  1 rodina-lan rodina-lan   31 Jul  2 09:27 icon -> /usr/share/awstats/wwwroot/icon
-rw-r--r--  1 rodina-lan rodina-lan   26 Jun 30 14:45 index.html
drwxr-xr-x 14 rodina-lan rodina-lan 4096 Jun 12 13:10 obiavi
-rw-r--r--  1 rodina-lan rodina-lan  965 Jun  7  2002 pagerror.gif
drwxr-xr-x  9 rodina-lan rodina-lan 4096 Jun 30 14:54 ss
drwxr-xr-x  2 root       root       4096 Jul 19 15:26 wer

asd and wer folders are test subdomains from rodina-lan user.

I tried to create a sample domain owner - it is the same - users, groups are created normaly, but subdomain folders are owned by root.

Sun, 07/19/2009 - 12:51 (Reply to #3)

This sounds like a bug. Where did those "asd" and "wer" directories come from though? Did the user create them, or were they in the /etc/skel directory?


Sun, 07/19/2009 - 13:17

As root i create a top level server called "". Then I login as user somedomain in virtualmin. Then create a sub-domain and when i go to "Webmin Modules>File manager" and look into "public_html" there is a folder (for sub-domain) called with name of subdomain, but with owner root. I don't know when this happened, just noticed this today. Before 2-3 weeks there was no such problem.

Sun, 07/19/2009 - 13:50 (Reply to #5)

Ok, I found the source of this bug and will fix it in the next Virtualmin release..

The work-around till then is to create these as sub-servers (which can still be DNS sub-domains).


Mon, 07/20/2009 - 09:10

Yes, sub-servers are created properly. I'll wait til next release, but i prefer to know how to do this to work right. If there is a possibility to fix things alone...

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 12:19 (Reply to #7)

Let me know if you'd like a patch to fix this sooner..


Tue, 07/21/2009 - 04:33

Yes, i want a solution soon, but don't want to push you. Is the next release coming soon ?

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:01 (Reply to #9)

Ok, you can edit virtual-server/ under the Webmin root directory, and change line 130 to :

&make_dir_as_domain_user($_[0], $sd, 0755);

Then run /etc/webmin/restart


Tue, 07/21/2009 - 14:34 (Reply to #10)

You guys are really fast! Nice job! Best wishes, Dean

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