[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#597643: lighttpd: Permissions break on upgrade when running as non www-data user
debian at jon.limedaley.com
Tue Sep 21 15:43:04 UTC 2010
I run lighttpd as a regular user, instead of the www-data user. This is primarily due to the concern in bug #573320, and since it this is one user machine, I'd rather have them run
as themselves than letting them ftp, etc. as www-data.
That all works fine, however, I upgraded the other day, and the upgrade script must include a
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/log/lighttpd and
chmod -R wwww-data.www-data /var/cache/lighttpd
as everything broke after the upgrade.
The log directory was easy to spot, but I didn't notice that the cache permissions had been reset until I was debugging a 413 Request Too Large error, which turned out to be the
permissions were wrong and nothing to do with the size of the request.
Perhaps the chown should only happen on install, and not on upgrade?
Or maybe check the server.username/group?
Or at least warn the user that you are changing permissions, so he can manually put them back.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers proposed-updates
APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 184.108.40.206-rscloud (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
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 2.11.2-5 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libgamin0 [libfam0] 0.1.10-2+b1 Client library for the gamin file
ii libldap-2.4-2 2.4.23-5 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 1:220.127.116.11.dfsg-3 compression library - runtime
Versions of packages lighttpd recommends:
ii spawn-fcgi 1.6.3-1 A fastcgi process spawner
Versions of packages lighttpd suggests:
pn apache2-utils <none> (no description available)
ii openssl 0.9.8o-2 Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary a
ii rrdtool 1.4.3-1 time-series data storage and displ
-- Configuration Files:
(not relevant to bug)
** Relevant changes:
server.username = "george"
server.groupname = "george"
-- no debconf information
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