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Re: Problem with start-stop-daemon and pidfile

On 3 Jan 2001, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to use start-stop-daemon to start the debian-mirror script if
> its not already running. I don't trust the script, so I run it as user
> mirror:nogroup.
> But then start-stop-daemon can't write a pidfile to /var/run.
> Whats the right[tm] way for this?
> root:~% start-stop-daemon -S -m -c mirror:nogroup -u mirror -p /var/run/debian-mirror.pid -x /usr/sbin/debian-mirror
> start-stop-daemon: Unable to open pidfile `/var/run/debian-mirror.pid' for writing: Permission denied

Touch the file first, then chown it, before calling s-s-d.

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