Item2474: Clarify that actionnotify should not be run as root

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Extension
Component: ActionTrackerPlugin
Reported By: UweSinha
Waiting For:
Last Change By: CrawfordCurrie
See the discussion in Foswiki:Support.Question273. Under certain circumstances actionnotify, if run with root privileges, can render Foswiki's log files unwritable for the web server user, causing Foswiki to freeze entirely. It should be clarified that root privileges are not only unnecessary, but actually harmful for any scripts which

  1. are run from cron jobs and
  2. write logs to logYYYYMM.txt

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Summary Clarify that actionnotify should not be run as root
ReportedBy UweSinha
Codebase 1.0.7, 1.0.5
SVN Range
AppliesTo Extension
Component ActionTrackerPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins ActionTrackerPlugin:d71e0ed33f23
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r4 - 24 Jan 2011, CrawfordCurrie
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