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# Gemfile.lock write error, permissions?

jerseybyte
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jerseybyte Published in 2013-07-08 04:11:13Z
 I created a Rails model "model" a while ago and now I'm trying to run the server. After a bundle install I get: There was an error while trying to write to Gemfile.lock. It is likely that you need to allow write permissions for the file at path: /home/thiago/model/Gemfile.lock Tried rails s to see what happens and: /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/definition.rb:235:in rescue in lock': There was an error while trying to write to Gemfile.lock. It is likely that (Bundler::InstallError) you need to allow write permissions for the file at path: /home/thiago/model/Gemfile.lock from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/definition.rb:220:in lock' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/environment.rb:34:in lock' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:43:in setup' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler.rb:120:in setup' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429@global/gems/rubygems-bundler-1.1.1/lib/rubygems-bundler/noexec.rb:79:in setup' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429@global/gems/rubygems-bundler-1.1.1/lib/rubygems-bundler/noexec.rb:91:in ' from /home/thiago/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p429/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:110:in require' from /home/thiago/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p429/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:110:in rescue in require' from /home/thiago/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p429/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:35:in require' from /home/thiago/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/bin/ruby_noexec_wrapper:9:in '  Can I set the permissions for the Gemfile.lock so I can bundle and run server? $ls -a -l total 80 drwxr-xr-x. 13 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 . drwx------. 41 thiago thiago 4096 Jul 7 23:51 .. drwxr-xr-x. 8 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 app drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 config -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 155 May 19 14:08 config.ru drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 db drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 doc -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 765 May 19 14:08 Gemfile -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 430 May 19 14:08 .gitignore drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 lib drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 log drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 public -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 270 May 19 14:08 Rakefile -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9208 May 19 14:08 README.rdoc drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 script drwxr-xr-x. 7 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 test drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 tmp drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 May 19 14:08 vendor  Model files created incorrectly? Andrew Marshall 2# Andrew Marshall Reply to 2013-07-08 11:58:20Z  Your app root directory (whose permissions govern file creation) and files are all owned by root instead of your user (possibly because you did sudo rails new—don’t use sudo for that). You can change the permissions by doing: sudo chown -R$(whoami):\$(whoami) myappfolder  Where “myappfolder” is your Rails app’s root directory. By the way, a good tip with regard to sudo is to always try the command without it first, then, if there’s a permissions error when it runs, you may need sudo. Don’t default to using sudo`.
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