[rabbitmq-discuss] Problem running rabbitmq as a non-privileged user

Matthias Radestock matthias at lshift.net
Fri Apr 3 14:10:03 BST 2009


Jonathan Stott wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:49:14 +0100
> Matthias Radestock <matthias at lshift.net> wrote:
>> The switching to the rabbitmq users happens in the wrapper scripts which 
>> are installed in /usr/sbin. They then in turn call the normal scripts in 
>> /usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin.
> Some experimentation does reveal that if I cd to /var/lib/rabbitmq
> before I execute the script via 'su' then it does work. This seems like
> a step which shouldn't be necessary.

I am pretty sure this is down to Erlang/OTP, so there is little we can 
do about it.


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