Originally Posted by asherkin
updater.ext comes as part of SourceMod and checks for gamedata updates on map start. The sanest bet at this point is probably to edit the tf2items gamedata manually, but you will want to figure out why the gamedata autoupdater isn't working (do make sure you haven't turned it off if you're using a non-default core.cfg).
Youve been completely right all along. Somehow permissions keep getting changed on the tf2.items.txt. Could also be that the permissions are screwed up to begin with on a docker host where root is the only user. In any case, thanks for the help.