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Resloved: [Condor-users] Invalid user: root
- Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 09:12:15 -0500
- From: Trevor Roose <tlroose@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Resloved: [Condor-users] Invalid user: root
I did have a condor user created; for some reason it didn't recognize it
by default, but using '--owner condor' works fine. The documentation
was perhaps a little unclear to me on this issue. It was clear that I
should install Condor with root permissions, but it wasn't clear how one
went about that. I knew that if I installed as an unprivileged user it
obviously wouldn't have root permissions, but then the documentation
said that the --owner flag was only valid for root installations. Silly
me thought the --owner flag was a way to specify permissions other than
root during a root installation, not that it specified an alternate user
that Condor would run as when root access was not necessary.
Thanks again for your incredibly prompt response,
Alain Roy wrote:
Unable to find the user to run Condor daemons as. Please specify it
using the --owner option
Now, I want Condor to run daemons as root, so I try:
And I get back:
Invalid user: root
Condor will run as root, but it prefers to do most operations as
non-root, and only switch to the root user for things that must be done
as root. This is for security.
You are selecting the non-root user that it will switch to. Many people
create a 'condor' user on their system. condor_configure selects the
condor user or the daemon user or nothing if it can't find either one.
I'm surprised that you don't have the daemon user on your system--is
that really the case? If not, the condor_configure may have a bug.
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