Question regarding Git config management

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri May 29 15:26:19 CEST 2015

On May 29, 2015, at 9:17 AM, Sebastian Hagedorn <Hagedorn at> wrote:
> I would, but I have found another problem. We use user and group "radiusd". When I try to start radiusd with that user, the following happens:
> $ /usr/sbin/radiusd -d /etc/raddb
> radiusd: Cannot change ownership of log file /var/log/radius/radius.log: Operation not permitted
> But the log file actually belongs to radiusd:
> $ ll /var/log/radius/radius.log
> -rw-r----- 1 radiusd radiusd 5322 29. Mai 15:03 /var/log/radius/radius.log
> With strace I was able to see that the chown tries to set the user to UID 0, i.e. root:

  Because you don't have "user = radiusd" in radiusd.conf.  This is documented in radiusd.conf.

  The server assumes it starts as "root".  If you don't have "user = radiusd", it tries to chown() the log files to "root".

  Alan DeKok.

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