Apache Tomcat error "chmod (directory attributes) error: Operation not permitted"

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Issue

  • When trying to deploy an application to a CIFS mounted share I get the following error:

    chmod (directory attributes) error: Operation not permitted
       creating: /mnt/esm/jack/staging/ban9home/javaforms-93/BannerAdmin/build/
    
  • When accessing a CIFS mounted storage device, and accessing it with a tomcat application running on an apache server I get the following error:

    chmod (directory attributes) error: Operation not permitted
    
  • Other users are able to read & write a CIFS file, but the tomcat application can not modify the specified file

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x

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