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Cannot pass step: videocache-1.9.1 # python setup.py install

by marklodge on 17 Jun 2009

I have installed squid and its running fine
now i am trying to install videocache

First i did # python setup.py install [in videocache-1.9.1 folder]
But at that time python-iniparse was not installed

I then installed iniparse, but now when i try to do # python setup.py install i get the following errors:

vpro:/home/ztel/videocache-1.9.1# python setup.py install
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 397, in <module>
setup(root)
File "setup.py", line 288, in setup
if not dir_perms_and_ownership(new_dir, squid_user, squid_group):
File "setup.py", line 76, in dir_perms_and_ownership
user = pwd.getpwnam(user)[2]
KeyError: 'getpwnam(): name not found: squid'
vpro:/home/ztel/videocache-1.9.1#

and here is the videocache setup log

2009-06-17 13:03:15,039 INFO Directory /etc/apache2/conf.d already exists.
2009-06-17 13:03:15,039 INFO Directory /etc already exists.
2009-06-17 13:03:15,039 INFO Directory /usr/share already exists.
2009-06-17 13:03:15,039 INFO Directory /usr/share/man/man8 already exists.
2009-06-17 13:03:15,039 INFO Directory /usr/sbin already exists.
2009-06-17 13:03:15,040 INFO Directory /var/log/videocache already exists.

Please tell me how i can overcome this.
Thank you very much

2 Answers

by blake on 19 Jun 2009

When videocache tries to install its files by default it attempts to 'chown' them to the 'squid' user on the machine. In your case, this user does not exist. Please modify setup.py (lines 33 and 35) to reflect the user which you run Squid under.

by Kulbir Saini on 29 Jun 2009

Marklodge,

I guess you are using Debian or a derivative. In your case squid is run by user proxy and not squid (in Red Hat derivatives). So you need to change the user and group to proxy before attempting installation.

Thank You!

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