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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [Installer] Reading Over Some Of The Improvement JIRA Notes
Date Wed, 16 May 2007 15:53:49 GMT

Chris Custine wrote:
> If you do su then your $USER will still be "ole", but if you do "su -" 
> to invoke a login shell, then $USER will be "root".  

Ah - Cool - Good Tip!  Thanks!

> Either way, you 
> would still have effective root privileges and you should be able to 
> write to the dir, but the problem is that the script tells jsvc to use 
> the current $USER value at the time you run the script.  

Hmmm...I always run the script after "su" ing...but
I still get the permission denied.  If I
edit apacheds replacing $USER with "root" then it works fine.

> This is part of 
> a bigger problem with the daemon startup and installation permissions 
> and I think we are going to be addressing all of this shortly.

- Ole


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