[ic] Interchange.cfg not found - permission denied problems?

Mark Johnson mark at endpoint.com
Mon Nov 27 08:22:47 EST 2006

interchange at tvcables.co.uk wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have been running 2 interchange catalogs on a Hostroute re-seller
> account for a couple of years using a local compiled perl. Up until 2
> weeks ago they always worked perfectly, now the admin UI cannot be
> accessed due to some kind of permission error when re-starting
> interchange. Interchange does start and serves pages ok but I cannot
> access the catalog admin anymore. The hosting company claims to have
> done nothing except apply 'regular patches', they have spent a week
> looking at it and have given up by saying they don't support interchange.
> I have checked all files and permissions/ownership and they are all
> intact and correct and nothing has changed, I even changed some to 777
> to try and sort it out.
> The daily cron job running expireall also now fails with a similar ../..
> permission denied error.
> Below is the startup error, can someone please suggest what might cause
> this please and how it can be fixed?

I can't say for sure, but I experienced a similar frustration when I
first upgraded my workstation to Fedora 5, didn't know what SELinux was
in any detail, and applied it. I could not get my local, unchanged httpd
started due to all these bizarre permissions errors. I did, as you,
madly setting everything to 666 and 777 permissions, and nothing helped.
I finally remembered SELinux and disabled it, and suddenly it all "went

I suppose it's possible that these guys' "regular patches" included
somehow enabling SELinux. This is just speculation, mind you. However,
it couldn't hurt to ask them if their regular updates 2 weeks ago
happened to include enabling SELinux.

Mark Johnson
End Point Corporation

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