That's great ... the installers will work again for 1.5.2.  I'm so psyched.

Alex

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <pa@marcelot.net> wrote:
Hi Felix,

I finally understood why it was working for the RPM.
The default permissions are set for the 'apacheds' with this line in the spec:
%defattr(-,apacheds,apacheds,-)
Except for the '/etc/init.d/apacheds' file which is executable and owned by root:
%config %attr(0755, root, root) /etc/init.d/%{name}

So I think, I can overwrite the default permissions set by the .deb and .bin installers with a 'chown apacheds:apacheds' (as you suggested) in a post-installation script.

Thanks,
Pierre-Arnaud


On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org> wrote:
Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
> Thanks Guys,
>
> I managed to log in as apacheds with the "sudo su - apacheds" command.
>
> I tried to run the server using the command that launches the init
> script (I already tried that under my own account but I could not test
> it under the 'apacheds' user as I could not log in as 'apacheds').
> I still had no log.
> I added write permissions for anyone to the wrapper log file, and I
> finally had one log... :D
> The log indicates that the pid file could not be created  (Permission
> denied). This was something I was suspecting.
>
> Now my question are:
> Do I need to add special rights/permissions to the 'apacheds' user ?
> And more importantly:
> How the hell does it seem to work out of the box for the rpm? (and I'm
> exactly doing the same thing)

Just create in the rpm the locations you want to write those pids and
log files and give them the permission they need.
chown apacheds:apacheds probably.

>
> Thanks,
> Pierre-Arnaud
>
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:58 PM, David Montag <davmo024@student.liu.se
> <mailto:davmo024@student.liu.se>> wrote:
>
>     Sorry, I think I misunderstood the question. Carry on :)
>
>     /David
>
>
>     On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org
>     <mailto:felixk@apache.org>> wrote:
>
>         Alex Karasulu schrieb:
>         > Yeah the init script will be run as the root user on
>         startup.  So sudo
>         > su - apacheds will not require a password.
>         >
>         > Alex
>         >
>         > On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:26 AM, David Montag
>         <davmo024@student.liu.se <mailto:davmo024@student.liu.se>
>         > <mailto:davmo024@student.liu.se
>         <mailto:davmo024@student.liu.se>>> wrote:
>         >
>         >     Hi,
>         >
>         >     When I tried using an installer, I had to enter the apacheds
>         >     user's password when starting the server using
>         >     /etc/init.d/apacheds start default. Maybe this is more
>         or less
>         >     what Felix said?
>         >
>         Alex is right, there should be no need to enter a password
>         and
>         No, not exactly what I meant. I tried to say to execute the
>         init script
>         manually step by step and see where it fails ;-)
>
>         Felix
>
>         >
>         >     /David
>         >
>         >
>         >     On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Felix Knecht
>         <felixk@apache.org <mailto:felixk@apache.org>
>         >     <mailto:felixk@apache.org <mailto:felixk@apache.org>>>
>         wrote:
>         >
>         >         Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
>         >         > Hi,
>         >         >
>         >         > I'm trying to finish the new installers (.deb and
>         .bin), and I'm
>         >         > facing an issue when I'm trying to run Apache DS
>         with an
>         >         'apacheds' user.
>         >         >
>         >         > I looked at the RPM Spec file
>         >         >
>         (/installers/apacheds/src/main/installers/apacheds-rpm.spec)
>         >         used to
>         >         > build the RPM package and I've seen that it
>         creates a group
>         >         and a user
>         >         > called 'apacheds' on the target system and that
>         the init
>         >         script uses
>         >         > this 'apacheds' user to run the server.
>         >         >
>         >         > I added the same thing in the .deb and .bin
>         installer. The
>         >         user and
>         >         > group 'apacheds' are well created but launching
>         the server
>         >         does not
>         >         > work as expected, letting me with no log in the
>         wrapper, nor
>         >         the server.
>         >         >
>         >         > If anyone has an idea...
>         >         Maybe this helps to get more error messages:
>         >
>         >         Try after installation to sudo su - apacheds and
>         start the server
>         >         manually (not from the /etc/init.d script but what
>         the script
>         >         does.
>         >
>         >         I could imaging missing permissions on files or missing
>         >         $JAVA_HOME or so
>         >         ....
>         >
>         >         Felix
>         >
>         >         > Chris maybe, as you designed the RPM Spec.
>         >         >
>         >         > Thanks,
>         >         > Pierre-Arnaud
>         >
>         >
>         >
>
>
>