Permissions are handled by the operating system and have nothing to do with elog. Make sure you run elog under an account which has write access to the desired directories. Consult Ubuntu documentation how to do that. Sometimes it's helpful to start elog interactively with the -v flag to see some verbose output. Maybe you can spot something there.
I have the same problem on Ubuntu 22.04. I have compiled from the latest tarball and copied all our logbooks from our old Ubuntu 18.04 server to a new Ubuntu 22.04. The logbooks does however not appear when I log in, so I assume ELOG doesn't have read access either?
Any hints on how to set the permissions correctly would be greatly appreciated.
I have just installed elog onto an ubuntu focal server using <sudo make install> and I am unable to create new entries.
When I access the log via a windows PC connected to the local network, I can see the demo logbook with the 1 test post, but I cannot create or edit anything.
Attempting to post throws the error:
New entry cannot be written to directory "/usr/local/elog/logbooks/demo/"
Please check that it exists and elogd has write access and disk is not full.
Please point me in the right direction to correctly set permissions and create aditional log books.