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OK since upgrading to 5beta and running the permissions script all my files are owned by nobody/users.


However my apps like Sickbeard, SABnzbd etc run as root, and downloads moved to my user shares have ownership root/root, making them inaccessible over AFP on my mac mini.


Do I have to keep running the permissions script regularly, or have people found other ways to set the ownership correctly after copying?


Obviously I'd like it to be automatic.



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thats one of the reasons, why i'm running these apps as nobody.

i guess, you could add a chown command to the sabnzbd post precessing scripts...


Please could you share the commands you use to run them as nobody?  


Despite numerous attempts, I've not been able to do it from advice I've read in previous posts.  


Thank you!

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here are the lines from my go script:


cd /mnt/usenet/.apps
usermod -s /bin/bash nobody  
su nobody -c "umask 0002"

su nobody -c "python /mnt/usenet/.apps/sabnzbd/SABnzbd.py -d -s"

#Start CouchPotato
su nobody -c "python /mnt/usenet/.apps/couchpotato/CouchPotato.py -d"

#Start SickBeard
su nobody -c "python /mnt/usenet/.apps/sickbeard/SickBeard.py -d"

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hmm had some errors about permissions on python, so added +x to /usr/bin/python. Then permission errors on sabnzbd.py, so chowned all the SAB files to nobody:users


now getting


root@Tower:/mnt/wd1/root/SABnzbd# su nobody -c "python /mnt/wd1/root/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -d -s"

'import site' failed; use -v for traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/mnt/wd1/root/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py", line 24, in <module>

    import logging.handlers

ImportError: No module named handlers


So I guess I don't have permissions to access certain python libraries or something?

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how are you installing python?

i'm using SABnzbdDependencies-2.2-i486-unRAID.tgz with this command in my go file: installpkg /boot/packages/SABnzbdDependencies-2.2-i486-unRAID.tgz


my sab files are all owned by nobody:users



how to get SABnzbdDependencies-2.2-i486-unRAID.tgz:


get the SABnzbdDependencies-2.1 (http://www.bibliognome.com/unraid/SABnzbdDependencies-2.1-i486-unRAID.tgz) and run following commands

mkdir /tmp/depend
cp /boot/packages/SABnzbdDependencies-2.1-i486-unRAID.tgz /tmp/depend
cd /tmp/depend
tar -zxvf SABnzbdDependencies-2.1-i486-unRAID.tgz
chown -R nobody install
chown -R nobody usr
tar -zcvf /boot/packages/SABnzbdDependencies-2.2-i486-unRAID.tgz usr install
cp SABnzbdDependencies-2.2-i486-unRAID.tgz /boot/packages/


then the python files, which are installed by this package, are owned by "nobody"

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I've just been doing this in the past:


# Install SAB dependencies

echo "Install SAB dependencies..."

installpkg /mnt/wd1/root/packages/SABnzbdDependencies-2.1-i486-unRAID.tgz


echo "Starting SABnzbd..."

python /mnt/wd1/root/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -d -s


Can I follow your instructions without rebooting?

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you can at least create the 2.2 package without rebooting.

i believe, if you install the 2.2 package, the old python files will all be overwritten by the new ones.

try it, you can't really break it. if it doesn't work, just reboot after you changed your go script to install the new package.

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I have created a unMenu packages to do the same thing.  If running under 5.0b the apps are started and run as nobody, if on 4.7 they are run as root.


That would be very helpful - how might I go about getting these unMenu packages?


Find them in the User Customization forum.

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