----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Hillegas" <bobhillegas(a)houston.rr.com>
To: "For testers of Fedora Core development releases"
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 8:12 PM
Subject: Fetchmail WARNING: Running as root is discouraged....
What I did was download the source (yumdownloader -source fetchmail) and
modify the source to comment out the message. Then compile it and install.
I then added an entry to cron as root and run it every 6 minutes. No
message to log and it works fine. Not sure why they added the message
sometime during FC5.
I see email on this going back 2 years.
OK so I'd like to run my crontab process as something other than root, say
fetchmail. I set the fetchmailrc files to be owned by fetchmail, I run all
my fetchmail invocations in crontab as fetchmail, and I get:
//.fetchmail.pid: Permission denied
fetchmail: lock creation failed
I look at /var/run and see that group root has rw rights to it, so I add
group root as additional group to fetchmail.
QUESTION: What directory is fetchmail attempting to create fetchmail.pid?
================================================= Bob Hillegas
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