[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#597643: Bug#597643: lighttpd: Permissions break on upgrade when running as non www-data user

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 16:32:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Jon Daley <debian at jon.limedaley.com> wrote:
> 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

Don't chmod/chown system-owned dirs, use other dirs. ;)

> 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.

Might be worth to file a bug report (upstream).

> Perhaps the chown should only happen on install, and not on upgrade?
> Or maybe check the server.username/group?

Not feasible.

> Or at least warn the user that you are changing permissions, so he can manually put them back.


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