Trouble starting Mongrel under user:group mongrel:mongrel

Hi!

I’m trying to start mongrel, but this time as user mongrel:

mongrel_rails start --user mongrel --group mongrel

Result is:

** Ruby version is not up-to-date; loading cgi_multipart_eof_fix
** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:3000
** Changing group to mongrel.
** FAILED to change user:group mongrel:mongrel: Operation not permitted

Ruby: 1.85, Rails: 1.2.3, Mongrel: 1.01, Ubuntu: 6.06

I added Mongrel user with:

adduser --system --group --no-create-home mongrel

Thank you for helping me,
David

I ran into something similar a few weeks ago. I ended up running my
mongrel with www-data instead of mongrel as the user/group since
that’s what my nginx runs as. (not sure if that’s bad… anyone?)

Regarding the ruby version, I updated my installation to 1.8.6 manually:
http://codersifu.blogspot.com/2007/03/howto-install-ruby-in-ubuntu-edgy-610.html
http://www.urbanpuddle.com/articles/2007/08/17/mongrel-cluster-1-0-2-and-ruby-1-8-5

cheers,
Vince

On 8/27/07, D. Krmpotic [email protected] wrote:

** Ruby version is not up-to-date; loading cgi_multipart_eof_fix

Thank you for helping me,
David

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On 8/27/07, D. Krmpotic [email protected] wrote:

I’m trying to start mongrel, but this time as user mongrel:
mongrel_rails start --user mongrel --group mongrel
** FAILED to change user:group mongrel:mongrel: Operation not permitted

A process needs to start under root to be allowed to change their
effective user id like this. So, try “sudo mongrel_rails start --user
mongrel --group mongrel”.


Alexey V.
CruiseControl.rb [http://cruisecontrolrb.thoughtworks.com]
RubyWorks [http://rubyworks.thoughtworks.com]

OK, thank you. That made sense… I’ll see how everything goes with
capistrano etc. Maybe there’ll be some problems because of this sudo…
but I’ll find out soon enough…

For now I have another question… It’s regarding stale PID files… the
solution is here:

http://textsnippets.com/posts/show/931

but I don’t know where exactly to add this… if I look at the patch -
this line for example: “config =
Mongrel::Rails::RailsConfigurator.new(settings) do”. It seems to me that
this should exist in my file… right? And it doesn’t…

I don’t want to apply this patch blindly (maybe it’s for different
version than 1.01). And since I don’t know a whole lot about patches,
I’d like to ask you how exactly do I do that… thank you!
david

Alexey V. wrote:

On 8/27/07, D. Krmpotic [email protected] wrote:

I’m trying to start mongrel, but this time as user mongrel:
mongrel_rails start --user mongrel --group mongrel
** FAILED to change user:group mongrel:mongrel: Operation not permitted

A process needs to start under root to be allowed to change their
effective user id like this. So, try “sudo mongrel_rails start --user
mongrel --group mongrel”.


Alexey V.
CruiseControl.rb [http://cruisecontrolrb.thoughtworks.com]
RubyWorks [http://rubyworks.thoughtworks.com]

forget it… it’s obvious… I had a problem because I must have done
something wrong when searching for RailsConfigurator.

bye, david

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