[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#595321: lighttpd: daemon fails to start

Will Boyd whboyd at wesleyan.edu
Fri Sep 3 00:12:42 UTC 2010

Package: lighttpd
Version: 1.4.26-3
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

lighttpd silently fails to start. Using invoke-rc.d gives the following message:

# invoke-rc.d lighttpd start
Starting web server: lighttpd/usr/sbin/lighttpd: Symbol `FamErrlist' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking

However, ps -e|grep lighttpd turns up empty. Using invoke-rc.d to check the status of the daemon gives the following message:

# invoke-rc.d lighttpd status
lighttpd is not running ... failed!
invoke-rc.d: initscript lighttpd, action "status" failed.

Starting lighhttpd by hand also fails silently:

# /usr/sbin/lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf 
/usr/sbin/lighttpd: Symbol `FamErrlist' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking
# ps -e|grep lighttpd

I am at something of a loss to diagnose or debug this, since the "FamErrlist" message is apparently harmless and no other information is forthcoming.

Changes to the configuration file consist of changing the document root and changing the bound port, both of which I feel should have no impact on the daemon starting.

Thoughts? Is there something obvious that I'm missing, or is something actually wrong here?

-Will Boyd

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lighttpd depends on:
ii  libattr1                1:2.4.44-2       Extended attribute shared library
ii  libbz2-1.0              1.0.5-4          high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-2         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfam0                 2.7.0-17         Client library to control the FAM 
ii  libldap-2.4-2           2.4.17-2.1       OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libpcre3                8.02-1.1         Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii  libssl0.9.8             0.9.8o-2         SSL shared libraries
ii  libterm-readline-perl-p 1.0303-1         Perl implementation of Readline li
ii  lsb-base                3.2-23.1         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mime-support            3.48-1           MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages lighttpd recommends:
pn  spawn-fcgi                    <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages lighttpd suggests:
pn  apache2-utils                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  openssl                       0.9.8o-2   Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary a
pn  rrdtool                       <none>     (no description available)

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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