Description of problem:
using /sbin/service as non-root user (e.g. service httpd status) reports
"subsystem locked but httpd dead" when, in fact, the sub-system is alive and well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F11, make users, etc.
2. configure and start httpd
3. as non-root user type "/sbin/service httpd status"
"Subsystem locked but httpd dead."
report of httpd status that is correct (or that you don't have permission to read the pid files.)
There has been some discussion on the fedora-test-list about this.
/sbin/service has no control over the output; it's entirely dependent on what /etc/init.d/httpd does.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 495780 ***