[Twisted-Python] Starting MoinMoin as nonroot Linux User

Eugene Coetzee projects at reedflute.com
Tue Dec 21 10:16:27 EST 2004

Jp Calderone wrote:

>On 20 Dec 2004 17:23:18 -0600, Garrett Rolfs <stage3 at us.ibm.com> wrote:
>>I fear I'm missing something basic and overlooked something already
>>documented.  Hopefully someone will set me straight.  I'm attempting
>>to play with MoinMoin using twisted as the webserver.  I'm running on
>>linux using python 2.3.4 and twisted 1.3.0 as a nonroot user.  When I
>>attempt to start MoinMoin, I see the following in the log:
>  Your logged in shell is running with more permissions than your system is 
>configured to allow you to have.  Perhaps someone recently edited your 
>/etc/groups file or something similar.  Logging all the way out and back in
>should give you an environment in which twistd will start up for you.
>  If you ran across this without passing uid= or gid= to Application(), 
>this is probably a twistd bug.  If you didn't, it's just an undesirable
>deployment complication with bad error reporting.  Both should be fixed,
>of course :)

Don't know if it is a bug - or something todo with shell privileges. I 
have seen the same thing migrating recently from Slackware 9.1 to 
Slackware 10.0.

Since I'm using the same version of Twisted and Python on both versions 
of Slack (9.1 and 10.0) - logic seems to point in the direction of the 
distro or some GNU library related issue.


Eugene Coetzee

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