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  • Refinery CMS, rails 3.1.1 and the Operation not permitted error Errno::EPERM

    The last couple of days, I've been trying to set up Refinery CMS for a project I'm working on. I've made a couple of Stack Overflow questions about which ruby on rails CMS supports multiple languages and custom types.

    Answers to both questions were directing me to Refinery CMS, so I had to test it out.
    But... I wanted it to be on rails 3.1 (either 3.1.0 or 3.1.1). So I googled for a while and found that Refinery CMS edge on github does support rails 3.1.

    So I set up my Refinery CMS local test under my Ubuntu virtual machine by first downloading the edge code from github, like this:

    git clone git://github.com/resolve/refinerycms.git ~/refinerycms-edge

    Then, after that, I created the new Refinery CMS app:

    ~/refinerycms-edge/bin/refinerycms refinery_test

    It seemed that it worked fine, but when I tried to run the app with rails server, It failed badly with a 'rename' -- Operation not permitted ... Errno::EPERM error. When I googled this, there wasn't much to find. Supposedly, this was a permission issues but the user running the command had all the privileges and even if I changed the app folder's permissions it still failed.

    So I tried again with an earlier version, with no luck. Almost two days completely lost until, today, I remembered that I have my repositories folder on a NTFS partition, created by my Windows installation. Could it be possible that this had something to do with the error?

    So, I tried to do the same under an ext4 partition and BAM! It works!!

    I guess I'm gonna have to move some of my repositories to the virtual machine's disk...

    If you have this same issue, try running your commands under an ext3/ext4 partition and see how it goes.

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