[K12OSN] schooltool startup no go

Daniel Bo daengbo at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 02:40:11 UTC 2006


You should probably look into the .conf file and find out what user
schooltool runs at. It's probably the user "schooltool." I suspect that
the directory /var/lib/schooltool was created as root and doesn't give
write permissions to the schooltool user. Let's finish that. As root:

chown -R <whatever the schooltool user is> /var/lib/schooltool 
chmod u+rw -R /var/lib/schooltool

Hope that fixes the problem. If it doesn't, please post the results of
the following commands to the list

cat /etc/schooltool/schooltool.conf
ls -l /var/lib/schooltool
tail /var/log/schooltool/error.log

Good luck,


On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 06:38 -0500, cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us wrote:
> Hello All,
> Has anyone been able to get either schoolbell or schooltool to startup
> correctly at bootup? The only way i can make either of them run is to
> start them as a daemon.   simply: <shell>:schooltool
> It runs fine this way but of course when i close this terminal schooltool
> is no longer running:(. This has happened this way for me on both FC3 and
> FC4. I am trying to get this running nonstop so a couple of admins can
> setup,,a couple of groupwide calenders for next schoolyear.
> If i try and start from the init script for either, i get
> [root at xyz ~]# Reading configuration from /etc/schooltool/schooltool.conf
> Could not initialize the database:
> [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/lib/schooltool/Data.fs'
> ..or... same only with Data.tmp the next time trying to start.
> ( I've cleard out these two files trying to start fresh and still same
> results)
> Thanks,
> Barry Cisna
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