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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] initgroups() failure
Date Thu, 09 Oct 2008 02:43:57 GMT
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 10:01 PM, Arvind Shenoy <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently installed httpd-2.2.9 (with LDAP and SSL) on my Mac OS X 10.5.4
> box. Everything went very smoothly except for one thing; Apache keeps
> shutting down due to the following initgroups failures:
> [Wed Sep 24 19:02:11 2008] [alert] (2)No such file or directory: initgroups:
> unable to set groups for User <user> and Group <gid>
> and
> [Wed Oct 08 15:00:48 2008] [alert] (22)Invalid argument: initgroups: unable
> to set groups for User <user> and Group <gid>

trivia that may help, I've seen initgroups() crash when LDAP is used
on linux from nsswitch.conf and Apache is linked with some other LDAP.

Does initgroups have anything interesting in the manual your system
for those errno values?

Eric Covener

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