start misbehaving deamons as another user than root

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Thu Jul 12 13:05:28 BST 2007


On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 13:18 +0200, Philippe De Swert wrote:

> > > I wondered if there was a way to get upstart to start daemons with another
> > > user than root. This because some daemons don't drop there privileges decently
> > > (or as in my case I need the init system to start them up, but I need them to
> > > be running with user privileges)
> > > 
> > > I tried the following in the upstart scripts:
> > > 
> > > su -l username -c daemon-command
> > > 
> > su -l username -c exec daemon-command
> 
> I tried this, unfortunately upstart complains about an unknown stanza
> 
It has to be in an exec stanza, e.g.

exec su -l username -c exec daemon-command

Scott
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