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Re: Running Akonadi as root (was: Re: Akonadi on f10 (again))

On Thursday 19 March 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> [akonadiserver] 090301 15:32:16 [ERROR] Fatal error: Please read
>> ["Security" section of the manual to find out how
>> to run mysqld as root!
>Actually, to run akonadi with its local mysqld as root, all you need is:
>echo "user=root" >/root/.config/akonadi/mysql-local.conf
>If it still doesn't work, try appending it manually
>to .local/share/akonadi/mysql.conf as well:
>echo "user=root" >>/root/.local/share/akonadi/mysql.conf
>(but it should get added automatically from mysql-local.conf).
>WARNING: This will run mysqld as root. Probably not the most secure thing to
>do in the world. You have been warned.

I added that both places, but mysqld is still running as mysql.  After many 
>        Kevin Kofler

Update: Tonight I edited the akonadiserverrc to indicate that it should start 
the server (mysqld I assume), and stopped mysqld, then stopped kmail for 10 
secs and restarted it.  NOW it says the migration succeeded, and I have 
serveral copies of both akonadiserver and akonadiserver_control running, along 
with the usual 8 or 9 copies of mysqld, still running as the user mysql.

I would consider this a bug if it can't find and use an already running 
mysqld.  Is that a good assessment?


Cheers, Gene
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