[smokeping-users] gid problems

Lee Elliott Lee at northarbour.com
Thu Apr 18 17:38:53 CEST 2013

Hi there,

On Thu, 18 Apr 2013, Lee Elliott wrote:


> You might instead look for the directories containing the RRD, cache and image files and check that they have the correct ownership/group/sticky > settings.  I assume that you've checked the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files to make sure that they contain the correct information.
> 73,
> Ged.

The problem of new rrds being created with the 'old' gid appeared to be due the wrong gid in /etc/passwds - perhaps I should have changed the gid before I changed the uid - the updated gid was reflected in /etc/group but not /etc/passwd

Thanks for that pointer.

However, this still leaves the issue with the new rrds etc. needing to be accessible to htmld/apache i.e. any new rrds will still need to have their permissions changed...  perhaps adding apache to the smokeping group will do it?

Lee Elliott

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