SQUID won't start...

SQUID won't start...

Post by Bob Fitzgera » Fri, 28 May 1999 04:00:00


Try as I may, I cannot get Squid (2.2 Stable) to start. The error
message is as follows"
Executing: /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S90squid start
        > Starting squid: squid
        * 1999/05/19 20:25:14| Squid is not safe to run as root!
If you must  start Squid as root, then you must configure
        it to run as a non-priveledged user with the
         'cache_effective_user' option in the config file.
        * FATAL: Don't run Squid as root, set
        * Squid Cache (Version 2.2.STABLE2): Terminated
        * CPU Usage: 0.030 seconds
        * Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
        * Page faults with physical i/o: 198

I have set "cache_effective_user" to user "squid" group "squid"
per the default installation parameters.

I am using RH 5.2, kernel 2.0.36.  Any suggestions welcomed!




1. Squid won't start --

Hi all,

Okay, it's been a LONG time since I stopped and restarted our squid
service, so I did it yesterday -- and it won't start back up.

Here's the error we're getting in /var/log/messages:
Mar  1 08:13:45 PROXY squid[20257]: Squid Parent: child process 20294
Mar  1 08:13:45 PROXY (squid): failed to find or read error text file.
Mar  1 08:13:45 PROXY squid[20257]: Squid Parent: child process 20294
exited due to signal 6
Mar  1 08:13:45 PROXY squid[20257]: Exiting due to repeated, frequent

This is on Red Hat 7.1 on Alpha and Squid Cache: Version 2.4.STABLE6.

When I run 'service squid start' it says okay, but after that running
'service squid status' I get the following:
# service squid status
squid dead but subsys locked
squid: ERROR: No running copy

There is no squid.pid file anywhere, so it's not something as simple as
removing the pid file and continuing.

Suggestions?  Thanks for any help or assistance.


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