[ERROR] Directory and subdirectories

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25 Oct, 2017 05:26 PM


I have downloaded the arachni repo and I'm trying the run the ./arachni* commands. However, i see the below given error for all commands i.e. ./arachni, ./arachni_web, ./arachni_web_create_user and so no.

[ERROR] Directory and subdirectories must be writtable: /arachni-ui-web/config/component_cache

I've tried:
Changing the permission on the folder. Tried with sudo and even deleted the "arachni-ui-web folder. but still the sam error.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 29 Oct, 2017 05:27 AM

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    I'm not sure what to tell you, the directory must still not be writtable for some reason.
    Also, why did you delete the "arachni-ui-web" folder? Arachni can't work without it and it wouldn't solve the error.

  2. 2 Posted by mmillet on 06 May, 2019 03:47 PM

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    I noticed that having arachni binaries in a path that contain spaces would trigger that error.

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