Bug 238287 - Permission denied to write to the eggdrop's root dir
Summary: Permission denied to write to the eggdrop's root dir
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eggdrop (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Robert Scheck
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-04-28 20:42 UTC by Andy Shevchenko
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-28 20:47:07 UTC
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Description Andy Shevchenko 2007-04-28 20:42:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Eggdrop can't be started as root. It needs to start under ircd user (f.e.).
However ircd user can't write files to the eggdrop's root directory 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Last release in Extras.

How reproducible:
[root@work eggdrop]# eggdrop -c /usr/share/eggdrop/eggdrop.conf

Eggdrop v1.6.18 (C) 1997 Robey Pointer (C) 2006 Eggheads
[23:32] * ERROR: Eggdrop will not run as root!

Additional info:
chown ircd:ircd /usr/share/eggdrop solves the issue.

Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2007-04-28 20:47:07 UTC
Configuration files NEVER have to be in /usr/share/eggdrop/, if you put them 
there, something is wrong with you. And there won't be any user shipped with 
eggdrop, because eggdrop is really thought to be MULTIPLE times started with 
DIFFERENT users and DIFFERENT configurations. Create an OWN user and put your 
configuration NOT into /usr/share/.

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