[mrtg] creating templock permission error

bob flynn bob.flynn at s3group.com
Thu Feb 24 13:16:37 MET 2005


I am attempting to do the following.

Run mrtg with storage from an NFS provided storage.

I have created a user called mrtg.

I am running mrtg with the following command.

 mrtg --user=mrtg /home/mrtg/mrtg-2/conf/mrtg.conf

This throws back the following error message;

ERROR: Creating templock /home/mrtg/mrtg-2/conf/mrtg.conf_l_30122: 
Permission de
nied at /usr/bin/mrtg line 1433.

I am initially running mrtg as root ( from a startup script ).

My understanding is the specifying the user would daemonize the process 
running under this user, which would get around the permissions issue.

So, it seems I can do two things.

1. Specifiy a local location ( /var/tmp or /tmp ) on the box and have it 
create the templock in this location rather than beside the mrtg.conf

2. Enable root access for this box on the NIS mount. I really do not 
want to do this.

Can anyone shed any light on how to specifiy the location for the 
templock files ?


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