lighttpd init file should not chown or chmod on status check

Bug #396632 reported by Joseph Piché on 2009-07-07
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lighttpd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: lighttpd

The lighttpd init file performs `chmod` and `chown` on the PID file every time it's run. This should only be done under certain actions of the init file as it is not necessary for the "status" action.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

I cannot confirm this.

Are you referring to the following snippet?

# be sure there is a /var/run/lighttpd, even with tmpfs
mkdir -p /var/run/lighttpd > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
chown www-data:www-data /var/run/lighttpd
chmod 0750 /var/run/lighttpd

Changed in lighttpd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Joseph Piché (josephpiche) wrote :

I believe that is the offending code. Now that I think about it I should have titled this bug differently. The issue I saw was `/etc/init.d/lighttpd status` cannot be run as a non-root user. When I looked into why it couldn't be run, I saw that quoted code. Plus, shouldn't the user and group be pulled from a config file? Please let me know if I am missing something. Thanks.

Joseph Piché (josephpiche) wrote :

I believe this is related to bug 424991 in that `/etc/init.d/lighttpd` assumes directory locations and 109559 and permissions when this should be pulled from a config file like `/etc/default/lighttpd` or something.

I'm not familiar enough with with bash scripting to know what to do to fix this, otherwise I would write a patch. Could someone else please either confirm or deny that this is a bug?

Joseph Piché (josephpiche) wrote :

Sorry, I meant bug 109559--I had the wrong one in my clipboard.

Scott Moser (smoser) on 2010-08-12
Changed in lighttpd (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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