Re: Permission denied error when unpacking droplet

Amit Gupta

The DEA is trying to run a script in the warden container to untar the droplet. For some reason, the user executing the script and the file system permissions in the container in the /home/vcap directory are not what they're supposed to be. I believe you are deploying and running all the Cloud Foundry components in a non-standard way. You may wish to try a more standard deployment, and look at the differences in users and file system permissions between the standard deployment and your deployment, and reverse-engineer what would need to be fixed in your deployment to get things to work. Here's a blog post, at the end it talks about how you can get a session into a warden container ( Alternatively you can look at the startup scripts used in the standard deployments, e.g. (

Since you've configured all your components in a very idiosyncratic manner, it's hard to say generally what you need to fix to get all the permissions right.

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