I am having a problem installing the binary distribution of apache on a
Data General box. The problem i am having seems to be a permissions/uid
problem. After g-unzipping and untarring the binary distribution from
the www.apache.org website the "install-bindist.sh" script is giving me
the folowing errors:
UX: tar: WARNING: Could not get passwd information for <each file it
It also has a similar message for "goup info" for some of the files it
moves. I went in and changed the permisssions manually, but httpd still
fails to start, grumbling about a "setuid failed" in the error_log.
Can someone please tell me what is going on?? Why is the
"install-bindist.sh" returning a tar error? After looking over the
script, all it seems to do is move the files and set their permissions.
I know tar will try to restore the original user/permissions on a file
that it restores. Can somebody please tell me the correct tar command
to use, when unpacking the tar ball. Currently i am using, logged in as
root: #tar -xvf apache_1.3.9-dgux-AViiON.
Perhaps the /etc/passwd or /etc/group file on my box is missing
something? or bad?
This has been a very frustrating problem. Any help is much
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