I recently installed JForum. I logged in as administrator and created some dummy messages. I want to attach some files with my messages but I don't see any button to upload an attachment. [originally posted on jforum.net by Anonymous]
Attachments started working for regular forums, but not for private messages. I'm using JForum for a class, and would like to enable private message attachments for students to use in submitting their homework assignments. Is there any way to turn this on? [originally posted on jforum.net by Anonymous]
(assuming you're using some variant of UNIX/Linux...)
I had a problem with attachments not working, and it had to do with the upload directory not having the proper permissions.
There should be an 'upload' dir in your installation. Make sure that it is writable by the user that is running your servlet engine. In my case the directory was created by a regular user, and was writable only by the owner (744 or something like that). Tomcat was running as a 'tomcat' user and could not write to the directory.
Attachments directory is there and writable, and for normal forums the "Attach Files" button is present. Not for private messages, though, and that's where I'd really like to use attachments. [originally posted on jforum.net by DSosnoski]