Bug#423436: wrong ownership for /var/lock/apache2
Hi there again,
some additional information regarding the problem with the DAV-lockfile.
My previous solution (changing the ownership of the lockfile) only
lasted for a short time. :-)
I realized that Apache2 (or the DAV-Module?!) removes its lockfiles upon
shutdown. So the altered lockfile also got removed.
The /var/lock/apache2 directory still was owned by root:root
exclusively. So a new lockfile couldn't be created by Apache2 in this
directory. Therefore writing to the DAV-directory (via Apache2) again
I found out that previous Debian-versions (Sarge) had set the ownership
of /var/lock/apache2 to www-data:www-data. Which pretty much makes
I also found these lines at the end of the postinst-file included in the
> # Make sure /var/lock/apache2 has the correct permissions
> if [ -d /var/lock/apache2 ]; then
> chown www-data /var/lock/apache2
So this indicates that the ownership of /var/lock/apache2 really should
be assigned to www-data.
I really don't know why this wasn't the case then. I guess there's
something else wrong with any other of Debian's install-scripts.
I did a clean install of Debian 4.0 (no dist-upgrade, etc.) and really
didn't manually change anything on that directory before.
I hope the problem can be solved.