[Nut-upsuser] Documentation out of date?

Rob Groner rgroner at RTD.com
Wed Sep 10 13:38:01 UTC 2014

> >>> 2) The "Starting the driver" section says to start the driver at
> >>> /usr/local/ups/sbin/upsdrvctl , but it's actually located at
> >>> /usr/lib/ups/driver/
> >>
> >> Right, that was fixed post-2.6 (note that the web pages are all
> >> tagged with the version they correspond to; currently 2.7.2)
> >
> > I can't see on the webpages where it refers to being about version 2.7.2.  Is
> this tagging in the html itself?
> My fault, the version is only included in the website pages, e.g.
> http://www.networkupstools.org/documentation.html
> https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/issues/150
> >>> 3) Under Installation Instructions, under "State path creation", it
> >>> says to create the directories and make them owned by the user you
> >>> created.  It shows "chown root:nut /var/state/ups", but shouldn't it
> >>> be "chown ups:nut /var/state/ups"  (I know any user/group can be
> >>> used, but ups:nut is what the example had been using so far).
> >>
> >> Assuming this is true:
> >>
> >>>> Be sure the new user is a member of the new group!  If you forget
> >>>> to do this, you will have problems later on when you try to start upsd.
> >>
> >> and the mode is 0770, then the NUT user can access those directories,
> >> and change the contents, but cannot change the directory itself.
> >
> > Ok, that makes sense, but then maybe the wording should be "owned by
> the group" instead of "user"?  Then there wouldn't be confusion between
> what it says to do and the command to do it.
> Makes sense. Also added to the TODO list:
> https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/issues/151
> >>> Just thought I would mention them.  If those paths are
> >>> distro/package dependent, then that is ok, but it'd be nice of the
> >>> docs said that.  I know elsewhere they do (when talking about installing
> from source).
> >>
> >> Seems like a good idea in principle. How would you reword it?
> >
> > Well, since the paths really become important when dealing with the
> configuration, perhaps at the top of page 6, under the "Note" already there,
> it could just be said that the paths to the configuration files are distribution
> dependent, and the ones shown are for <insert distro used here>.  That way,
> whether someone's coming from the package install or source install, they
> would both end up at the top of that page and get the note before they start
> seeing the specific paths.
> When you say "Page 6", are you referring to a PDF? Or a sub-section in
> "Configuration"?

Sorry...  The web pages, where you're sent when you click the "NUT Configuration" link.   

 "6. Configuration Notes"  (ar01s06.html)

> Charles Lepple
> clepple at gmail

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