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From "Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (COUCHDB-603) init script needlessly 'su's, and non-superuser use fails
Date Sat, 09 Oct 2010 01:19:00 GMT

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Paul Joseph Davis updated COUCHDB-603:
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    Skill Level: New Contributors Level (Easy)

> init script needlessly 'su's, and non-superuser use fails
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-603
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-603
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Infrastructure
>         Environment: Unix
>            Reporter: Chad MILLER
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> The init script runs 'su' if the COUCHDB_USER variable is set, but it doesn't need to
if the script is already running as that user.  Add an additional condition on that test,
so that normal role users can start and stop the server.
> --- couchdb/etc/init/couchdb.tpl.in	2009-10-02 07:10:18.475913699 -0400
> +++ couchdb/etc/init/couchdb.tpl.in	2009-10-02 07:22:22.711911041 -0400
> @@ -77,7 +77,7 @@
>          command="$command $COUCHDB_OPTIONS"
>      fi
>      mkdir -p "$RUN_DIR"
> -    if test -n "$COUCHDB_USER"; then
> +    if test -n "$COUCHDB_USER" -a "`id -u \"$COUCHDB_USER\" 2>&1`" != "`id -u`";
then
>          chown $COUCHDB_USER "$RUN_DIR"
>          if su $COUCHDB_USER -c "$command" > /dev/null; then
>              return $SCRIPT_OK
> (Reported as bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/couchdb/+bug/435484  )

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