FreeBSD Clean Install Permissions Errors

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Sat Jul 15 08:47:41 UTC 2017

The latter.  It makes little sense.  If it’s ignored then there’s no sense in having it.  

Much like how the current `nginx -t` report makes little sense as well:

nginx: the configuration file /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/run/" failed (13: Permission denied)
nginx: configuration file /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed

This basically says “config file is fine.  I can’t read the pid file, even though I’ve been given permission to.  the config file failed."

> On Jul 14, 2017, at 10:58 PM, Francis Daly <francis at> wrote:
> If you are reporting that you invoke "nginx" as the super-user ("root")
> and it ignores the "user" directive in nginx.conf, that sounds to me
> like a bug that should be raised.
> If you are reporting that you invoke "nginx" as a non-root user, and it
> warns that the "user" directive in nginx.conf will be ignored, that is
> the expected behaviour.

Rich in Toronto @ VP

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