Bug 1028657 - couchdb should also be usable under normal users
Summary: couchdb should also be usable under normal users
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: couchdb
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Lemenkov
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-09 06:45 UTC by Christopher Meng
Modified: 2016-03-03 19:36 UTC (History)
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Description Christopher Meng 2013-11-09 06:45:12 UTC
1. Running under normal user:

[rpmaker@fab fedpkg]$ couchdb
Apache CouchDB 1.3.1 (LogLevel=info) is starting.
Error opening log file /var/log/couchdb/couch.log: permission denied{"init terminating in do_boot",{{badmatch,{error,{bad_return,{{couch_app,start,[normal,["/etc/couchdb/default.ini","/etc/couchdb/local.ini"]]},{'EXIT',{{badmatch,{error,{shutdown,{failed_to_start_child,couch_primary_services,{shutdown,{failed_to_start_child,couch_log,{error,"permission denied","/var/log/couchdb/couch.log"}}}}}}},[{couch_server_sup,start_server,1,[{file,"couch_server_sup.erl"},{line,98}]},{application_master,start_it_old,4,[{file,"application_master.erl"},{line,269}]}]}}}}}},[{couch,start,0,[{file,"couch.erl"},{line,18}]},{init,start_it,1,[]},{init,start_em,1,[]}]}}

2. Running under root:

[root@fab fedpkg]# couchdb
Apache CouchDB 1.3.1 (LogLevel=info) is starting.
Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax.
[info] [<0.31.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on

I don't know why this happened, but I think there might have some dirs/files are operated by incorrect permissions setting.

Comment 1 Peter Lemenkov 2013-11-11 12:05:17 UTC
Confirmed. I suppose that if couchdb runs under different user it should respect "XDG Base Directory Specification" instead of using hardcoded variables. I'll try to fix that in the next build.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2014-07-03 06:56:59 UTC
I believe /bin/couchdb options lets you override the config, log and pid paths with command line switches.  Is this insufficient?

/bin/couchdb is from upstream, this isn't a Fedora-specific thing.

Comment 3 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 16:56:50 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

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