Shredder in 3.8.2

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

“Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder
and it is writable by your web server.”

Am I missing something?

Regards, Jim

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

“Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder
and it is writable by your web server.”

Am I missing something?

Maybe www-data is the wrong user/group - please post the result of:

ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and (for apache or httpd):

ps -ef | grep httpd

and the results of running the “groups” command against the RT “user”,
something like this might do it:

groups rtuser

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

Hi,

greyarea jim # ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder/
total 0
greyarea jim # ps -ef | grep apache2
root 3889 1 0 13:57 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 3898 11198 0 13:57 pts/7 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 5862 32163 0 12:36 pts/1 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 18192 935 0 14:33 pts/4 00:00:00 tail -F
/var/log/apache2/error.log
www-data 22739 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22740 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:05 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22741 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:04 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22742 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22743 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22765 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25089 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25090 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25091 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 31666 984 0 16:42 pts/2 00:00:00 grep apache2-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 06 March 2009 13:24
To: Jim Tambling
Cc: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com; rt-users@bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

On Friday 06 March 2009 14:04:17 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

“Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder
and it is writable by your web server.”

Am I missing something?

Maybe www-data is the wrong user/group - please post the result of:

ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and (for apache or httpd):

ps -ef | grep httpd

and the results of running the “groups” command against the RT “user”,
something like this might do it:

groups rtuser

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.8/1987 - Release Date:
03/06/09 07:20:00

It might help to use a couple of different commands, please try these two:

groups www-data

ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/On Friday 06 March 2009 17:46:50 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi,

greyarea jim # ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder/
total 0
greyarea jim # ps -ef | grep apache2
root 3889 1 0 13:57 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 3898 11198 0 13:57 pts/7 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 5862 32163 0 12:36 pts/1 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 18192 935 0 14:33 pts/4 00:00:00 tail -F
/var/log/apache2/error.log
www-data 22739 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22740 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:05 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22741 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:04 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22742 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22743 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22765 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25089 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25090 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25091 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 31666 984 0 16:42 pts/2 00:00:00 grep apache2

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 06 March 2009 13:24
To: Jim Tambling
Cc: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com; rt-users@bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

On Friday 06 March 2009 14:04:17 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

“Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder
and it is writable by your web server.”

Am I missing something?

Maybe www-data is the wrong user/group - please post the result of:

ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and (for apache or httpd):

ps -ef | grep httpd

and the results of running the “groups” command against the RT “user”,
something like this might do it:

groups rtuser


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.8/1987 - Release Date:
03/06/09 07:20:00

Hi again,

greyarea jim # ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data
/usr/local/rt/var/data:
total 4
drwxrwsrwx 2 www-data staff 4096 2009-02-19 10:52 RT_Shredder

/usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder:
total 0

Thanks, JimFrom: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 07 March 2009 08:44
To: rt-users@bestpractical.com
Cc: Jim Tambling; rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

It might help to use a couple of different commands, please try these
two:

groups www-data

ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

Hi,

greyarea jim # ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder/
total 0
greyarea jim # ps -ef | grep apache2
root 3889 1 0 13:57 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 3898 11198 0 13:57 pts/7 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 5862 32163 0 12:36 pts/1 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 18192 935 0 14:33 pts/4 00:00:00 tail -F
/var/log/apache2/error.log
www-data 22739 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22740 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:05 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22741 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:04 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22742 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22743 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22765 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25089 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25090 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25091 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 31666 984 0 16:42 pts/2 00:00:00 grep apache2

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 06 March 2009 13:24
To: Jim Tambling
Cc: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com; rt-users@bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory
and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

"Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and it is writable by your web server."

Am I missing something?

Maybe www-data is the wrong user/group - please post the result of:

ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and (for apache or httpd):

ps -ef | grep httpd

and the results of running the “groups” command against the RT “user”,
something like this might do it:

groups rtuser


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.8/1987 - Release Date:
03/06/09 07:20:00

Hi Jim,

"Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have <span class="file-path">/usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder</span>
and it is writable by your web server."

Looks to me as though that should work:

# ps -ef | grep apache
...
www-data 22739  3889  0 16:19 ?        00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k

# ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data:
...
drwxrwsrwx 2 www-data staff 4096 2009-02-19 10:52 RT_Shredder 
  1. Have you restarted your apache?

  2. Have you tried being pedantic and checking each and every directory above
    there too?

    ls -d /usr

    ls -d /usr/local

    ls -d /usr/local/rt

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var/data

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/On Sunday 08 March 2009 18:54:52 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi again,

greyarea jim # ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data
/usr/local/rt/var/data:
total 4
drwxrwsrwx 2 www-data staff 4096 2009-02-19 10:52 RT_Shredder

/usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder:
total 0

Thanks, Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 07 March 2009 08:44
To: rt-users@bestpractical.com
Cc: Jim Tambling; rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

It might help to use a couple of different commands, please try these
two:

groups www-data

ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/

On Friday 06 March 2009 17:46:50 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi,

greyarea jim # ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder/
total 0
greyarea jim # ps -ef | grep apache2
root 3889 1 0 13:57 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 3898 11198 0 13:57 pts/7 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 5862 32163 0 12:36 pts/1 00:00:00 tail -f
/var/log/apache2/error.log
root 18192 935 0 14:33 pts/4 00:00:00 tail -F
/var/log/apache2/error.log
www-data 22739 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22740 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:05 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22741 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:04 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22742 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22743 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 22765 3889 0 16:19 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25089 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25090 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
www-data 25091 3889 0 16:26 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k
start
root 31666 984 0 16:42 pts/2 00:00:00 grep apache2

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 06 March 2009 13:24
To: Jim Tambling
Cc: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com; rt-users@bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

On Friday 06 March 2009 14:04:17 Jim Tambling wrote:

Hi

I am trying to get shredder working, I have created the directory
and
made it writable by www-data but I still get an error;

"Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and it is writable by your web server."

Am I missing something?

Maybe www-data is the wrong user/group - please post the result of:

ls -l /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder

and (for apache or httpd):

ps -ef | grep httpd

and the results of running the “groups” command against the RT “user”,
something like this might do it:

groups rtuser


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

http://www.rfi.net/

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.8/1987 - Release Date:
03/06/09 07:20:00


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Hi Richard,

I applied the permissions recursively and that appears to have fixed it.

Many thanx, JimFrom: Richard Foley [mailto:Richard.Foley@rfi.net]
Sent: 09 March 2009 07:59
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com
Cc: Jim Tambling; rt-users@bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Shredder in 3.8.2

Hi Jim,

"Shredder needs a directory to write dumps to. Please check that

you
have /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT-Shredder
and it is writable by your web server."

Looks to me as though that should work:

# ps -ef | grep apache
...
www-data 22739  3889  0 16:19 ?        00:00:03

/usr/sbin/apache2 -k

# ls -lR /usr/local/rt/var/data:
...
drwxrwsrwx 2 www-data staff 4096 2009-02-19 10:52 RT_Shredder 
  1. Have you restarted your apache?

  2. Have you tried being pedantic and checking each and every directory
    above
    there too?

    ls -d /usr

    ls -d /usr/local

    ls -d /usr/local/rt

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var/data

    ls -d /usr/local/rt/var/data/RT_Shredder

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen