[ic] ./configure problems?

Daniel Davenport ddavenport at newagedigital.com
Tue Jun 22 21:16:48 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org
> [mailto:interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org]On Behalf Of Grant
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:27 PM
> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Subject: Re: [ic] ./configure problems?
> I'm running makecat as root, and setting it up for U
> mode.
> I think most of the makecat process completed.  It
> seemed to be trying to set up interchange.cfg right
> before I got the uninitialized value errors, so I
> copied one from the dist and tried to start IC as
> root:
> The Interchange server must not be run as root.
> and then as interch (my Interchange and Catalog user):
> Could not open error file
> '/usr/local/interchange/error.log':
> Permission denied
> Like you said, I think my permissions and maybe
> ownerships may be very wrong.  I haven't been paying
> attention to them at all throughout this process.
> My error log is this:
> -rw-r--r--
> and everything in /usr/local/interchange is root and
> root (ls -alF).  The first denotes ownership and the
> second is what?

the second is the group that owns the file.  it's one of three groups of
people whose access can normally be set...the "user", the "group", and
"other" (everybody else).


makecat should be run as root.  interchange shouldn't.
the log file(s) should be writable by interch.   mode 644 should be fine in
most cases, though if you're extremely paranoid you might be able to get
away with 200.

chown interch.root *.log
chmod a-wx,u+w *.log

of course, installing interchange correctly should have set the permissions
for you; the fact that you have to do this stuff indicates to me that the
install is incomplete, and should probably be redone.

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