[Nut-upsdev] Tripp-Lite SU2200XLA problem (fwd)

Kelvin Ku kelvin at telemetry-investments.com
Wed Mar 10 00:38:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 07:14:59PM -0500, Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Kelvin Ku wrote:
>> However, if I try to run usbhid-ups as user "nut", I get:
>> $ sudo -u nut ./usbhid-ups -a usb
> [...]
>> Whereas if I run it as root:
>> $ sudo ./usbhid-ups -a usb -u root
> Did you pass "--with-user=nut" to ./configure?
> If so, you should be able to test with just "sudo ./usbhid-ups -a usb" 
> (use sudo for root access, and let the driver setuid() to "nut".)
> For the upsd issue, check your state path and pid paths (also options to 
> ./configure).

Sorry, I should have clarified this. My configure options were:

./configure --with-user=nut --with-group=dialout --with-statepath=/var/run/
nut --with-pidpath=/var/run/nut --with-altpidpath=/var/run/nut --sysconfdir=/
etc/ups --with-drvpath=/sbin --with-all --with-pkgconfig-dir=/usr/lib/
pkgconfig --disable-static --without-ipv6

mostly ripped from the Fedora 12 2.4.1 specfile. I'm pretty sure the
--with-user=nut options is in effect since I instrumented libusb_get_report to
print the results of getresuid().

- Kelvin

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