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    I have a good amount of programing experience, but I am currently stuck on something:
    I recently downloaded Joomla 7 and Wordpress 3.3 on my MacBook Pro (Running Snow Leopard) and want to develop them locally before I put them up.
    With both programs, I encounter errors whenever they try to create a file path (for example, wordpress gives me an error when I trying uploading an image or uploading a them).
    I have already give all of the necessary files the necessary permissions, and have scoured the internet for answers, but I still can't find an answer.
    This is really driving me crazy because I have worked with wordpress locally before and have also created files paths of my own with php applications.
    I haven't really done any programming recently, so I guess there might be something I'm missing, but I get the feeling there is something wrong with the global permissions on the operating system.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    What permissions are you applying to each of the directories? It's very possible that there are simply incorrect permissions set.
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    Random thoughts...

    -some applications require specific permissions on some platforms ie: .ssh won't work on some systems with 777 permissions, only 644 permissions on the authorized_keys and known_hosts files. Perhaps yours needs specific permissions: chmod

    -some applications require installation by a specific user, or a user in a specific group. Perhaps yours needs to be owned by, or included in a specific group: chown chgrp

    -some applications require links to their executable instead of just using the actual file. Perhaps you need a link in your home directory pointing to a file: ln
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    Thanks for the help!
    I am currently giving 775 permission to the wp-includes file.
    I'll look into some of the other suggestions too.

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    Have you read this?

    Other research leads me to believe that the permissions on the wp-includes directory need to be set to 755, not 775.
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