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Re: apache2 missing a file, won't run.

On Monday 06 May 2019 09:43:16 am Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Sun, May 05, 2019 at 05:16:04PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > FYI I am a member of the lpadmin group. Whats next? reboot to make
> > it take effect?
> Log out and back in to acquire the new privileges in your interactive
> session.
> However, in the case of CUPS via loopback HTTP, I don't know whether
> that's actually required.  The CUPS daemon may take the privileges
> directly from the /etc/{passwd,group} files.
> > You have made it very clear not to assign a pw to root, do
> > everything with sudo.
> Bunk.  You can still do things normally.  In fact, normal (root having
> a password) is still the default in Debian, insofar as anything is.
I've run 4 wheezy installs here for several years, and have never had a 
root pw set.

> Also, having a root password makes it possible to login in single user
> mode when there's a file system problem.  Good luck with that under an
> Ubuntu-style (sudo only) setup.

A problem I have not had since ext4.  But now I'm getting touchy about it 
because amanda will not build on stretch.  So I've no backups. Using the 
stretch version is a huge backup, to 3.3.9 when my stuff is setup to 
wrap 3.5.1.  And even 3.5.1 can be as buggy as august roadkill that 4 
days old. Amanda I'm sorry to say, has been sold to Betsol, who may have 
to be sued for putting gpl'd code behind a paywall.

I did get the sound working, so now my list of stretch don't works is a 
little shorter. My next step is to edit my .procmailrc and disable the 
calls to clamscan as its occasionally locking up at 100%.

Doing that I logged a strange message in the term screen:
gene@coyote:~$ geany .procmailrc

** (geany:17281): WARNING **: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: 
Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application 
did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, 
the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

What the heck is that all about???  And how do I fix that??

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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