I'm back in this discussion because it doesn't make sense yet. I am my own host provider Mavericks OSX.
DMS Internal Warning
Unable to set filesystem credentials
Pagelines folder set to 777
I see that PHP User is _www
However I cannot change the owner to _www for some reason
This tries your patience because it feels like we need to be rocket scientists to figure this out. From some comments it seems to be a defensive manuever on Pagelines part. Odd. The goal is to be the master of the environment. I come away with the feeling that I am somehow inadequate. My new server is less than. I'm not really qualified to be in the game. I am very unsettled as a user. As this issue has eluded me for a couple months. (My Artshark site is a play site. Not a production site)
I was more comfortable with Framework. I understand the need to move on. This thread still feels like it lacks clarity. Both on the declaration of the issue and the solution. Why can't PHP or DMS write a file to a folder that is set to 777. It writes files all the time to the uploads folder. The caching plugins write files. Why can't the DMS LESS subsystem write to an open unprotected folder? That sounds like a DMS program issue, not a DMS user issue or a server issue. No other product I have used in the Wordpress environment has required this much finesse from the administrator. Isn't this really just a DMS bug of some kind.
Edited by noomaking, 20 December 2013 - 02:03 AM.