[Mailman-Users] That pid file problem again - Hmmm...

Richard richard at KarmannGhia.org
Thu Sep 26 02:35:53 CEST 2013

Hello All,

I was having trouble setting up my new Apache installation to provide 
mailman it's public user interface and I got this (relatively common known 
problem) in /var/log/messages:

systemd[1]: PID file /var/run/httpd/httpd.pid not readable (yet?) after start.

In investigting, I found our own list's archives have this note:


...Relatively recent, too. However, my system (Fedora Core 16) doesn't 
(didn't) have any /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/apache.conf file. The directory 
exists, however, so I created the file as suggested, using the group and 
user ids of apache and apache, respectively, as that's what my default 
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file calls for. Creating this file didn't help. 
Neither did just changing the pidfile - it apparently gets overwritten 
each time.

HOWEVER, I _can_ access the server.

Can I just ignore this, or... ...is it actually important for some reason?


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