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I see that in Joomla 1.5 the function where you could see if the nessesary directories where writable, is removed. I always get into trouble when trying to install components/modules/plugins because of permission problems. In addition the errors from Joomla seem pretty random depending on where there is a permission problem. The current information in this guide is quite poor (see Installing_an_extension#Installation ) Could someone here please say which directories commonly need to be writable for a successful installation? this would certainly be very helpful...

Jonas:))

Backend => Help => System Info => Directory Permissions -- Bembelimen 14:44, 18 December 2008 (UTC)