[pkg-bacula-devel] Running bacula-fd as non-root (again)

Sven Hartge sven at svenhartge.de
Wed Nov 7 12:23:28 GMT 2018

On 07.11.18 12:54, Carsten Leonhardt wrote:
> Hi Sven,
>> I found a simple way to run bacula-fd as non-root, but it only works
>> this simple when run via systemd. For sysvinit this gets more complex,
>> since it requires a rework of the init-script and additional dependencies.
>> I documented the steps needed in README.Debian.
>> This should satisfy the request from
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=699149
> while re-reading the bug report I noticed a reference to README.Debian
> and when I checked there, I saw a note explaining how to do it with
> sysvinit. I think the two explanations should be in the same section (if
> the sysvinit-explanation actually still works). Then I'd close the bug,
> the bug submitter doesn't use bacula since some years anyway.

Since we switched back to using "-u bacula -g bacula" because of the PID
file problem, this will still work.

We can even add "-k" permanently to the init-script, it does not do any
harm when running as root. I'll prepare a change and documentation.

> Kern closed the QT display bug: https://bugs.bacula.org/view.php?id=2248
> I still see the bug in our current backported version. Is my explanation
> how to reproduce clear enough?

What explanation? Where? I only see the original one from 2016.

> And lastly, I think your autoconf patch for cross compiling should be
> upstreamed. I'll submit it to the upstream bug tracker.

I tried this as well, you were Cc'd on most of the mails I think, but it
went nowhere. Good luck.

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