Article ID: 120776, created on Mar 28, 2014, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Business Automation 5.5


Online Store synchronization fails with the following error:

Synchronization failed with error: Couldn't open file for writing for css FILE_NAME


PBA can not create a css file for usage scenario


During store synchronization PBA creates a css file for every usage scenario in corresponding store directory. Check permissions assigned to /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot/cache/store_id/css/ folder on PBA online store server. Owner and group should be apache:apache, permissions 755. For example for store #1:

[root@store ~]# ls -ld /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot/cache/1/css/
drwxr-xr-x 2 apache apache 4096 Nov 18 23:27 /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot/cache/1/css/

If owner or permissions are wrong set them to correct one, like this:

[root@store ~]# chown apache:apache /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot/cache/1/css/
[root@store ~]# chmod 755 /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot/cache/1/css/

Also check if permissions and owner are set correctly for other stores.

By default apache:apache ownership is assigned to all files and directories inside webroot so wrong ownership can be fixed like this:

[root@store ~]# chown -R apache:apache /usr/local/bm/templatestore/webroot

Folders ownership can be wrong for different reasons, for example

  • PBA of version lower then 5.4.16 was migrated to CentOS 6 or RHEL 6 (bug PBA-50358)
  • Manual store backup restoration
  • Others

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