Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS 4.6.3/5.0.0b4 on Debian - Permissions Problem

Well, your unix file permissions are clearly wrong. Your files appear to all be readable only by you, dev_divv, but since AOLserver does not run as you that can't possibly work right. chmod them all to 644 or something like that. E.g.:
$ find . -type d -print | xargs chmod 755
$ find . -type f -print | xargs chmod 644
When starting AOLserver, you should probably also be including the options "-i -u some-user -g web" on the command line.

Also, what version of AOLserver are you using?

Might go to production in 3+ months? I'd just go with 5.0 then. I haven't really been keeping track but sounds like they've been stomping lots of bugs and will officially release 5.0 soon, I assume much less than 3 months from now.