Trouble Changing Directory Permissions

Not sure if I’m particularly dumb today or if something is wrong. Trying to install Expression Engine which I’ve done numerous times on DH with no trouble. Today though it is telling me some of my directories don’t have the correct permissions.

I can change them but the changes don’t seem to actually occur. It looks like they do, but they don’t.


I’m a command line kinda guy, so I SSH in and do a ‘chmod’ whenever I need to change permissions.