I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or update themes and plugins.
I have set my local
www folder permissions like this:
drwxrwsr-x 3 root www-data 4096 Oct 28 07:43 www/
So the users in the
www-data group have full access to the folder, I also ran
chmod -R 775 on my site root folder to make sure the owner and group had full permissions as well.
I can upload files using the media upload just fine and I can delete them as well, I can also change the
.htaccess file on the permalink menu so the permissions are at least partially working.
If I change the owner of the site folder to the
www-data user recursively it works fine but since the files and their parent folders group is
www-data and they have full group permissions I shouldn't need to do this, is this correct?