Bug 771423 - Murmur service won't start
Murmur service won't start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mumble (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christian Krause
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-01-03 12:35 EST by T. J. Brumfield
Modified: 2012-06-19 11:09 EDT (History)
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Description T. J. Brumfield 2012-01-03 12:35:46 EST
Description of problem:
Out of the box, the murmur service won't run. It won't start as root, nor as a non-root account.

As a root user I get the following output:

<W>2011-12-12 09:02:26.871 Initializing settings from /etc/mumble-server.ini (basepath /etc)
<W>2011-12-12 09:02:26.877 OpenSSL: OpenSSL 1.0.0e-fips 6 Sep 2011
<W>2011-12-12 09:02:26.891 SSL: Adding recommended CA UTN-USERFirst-Client Authentication and Email
<C>2011-12-12 09:02:26.891 Successfully switched to uid 993
<F>2011-12-12 09:02:26.912 ServerDB: Failed initialization: unable to open database file Error opening database

As non-root, the user doesn't have permissions to write a log file to /var/log/mumble-server/mumble-server.log

The default setting in mumble-server.ini seems to be to try and switch to a user account of mumble-server but that user account isn't created when installing the package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): murmur-

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a fresh install of FC16 (may have the same issue on 14/15 but haven't tested)
2. Install murmur
3. Attempt to start the service
Actual results:
Service won't start

Expected results:
Service starting

Additional info:
If I edit /etc/mumble-server.ini and comment out the uname setting, I can get it to run as root, but that is a security concern. I imagine the proper fix is to create a mumble-server user account and give it rights to write to the log file, but I don't know if it also needs permissions to other things (such as the sqlite database).
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-06-04 16:42:42 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-7.fc17.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-04 16:46:11 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-5.fc16.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-04 17:08:34 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-4.fc15.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-06 22:46:19 EDT
Package mumble-1.2.3-4.fc15.1:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mumble-1.2.3-4.fc15.1'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-06-19 11:00:03 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-5.fc16.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-06-19 11:02:52 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-4.fc15.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-06-19 11:09:33 EDT
mumble-1.2.3-7.fc17.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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