dirsrv does not start

Brian Shaw bshaw at vsvinc.com
Thu Nov 7 15:42:01 CET 2013

Are you running SELinux?  That can cause strange things to happen.


Sent from my ASUS Pad

Joe Bloggs <coolstuck at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi, 
> I've only just started to look at Kolab this last week or so. Very
> impressive. 
> I see a few people have been having problems with setting up the 389 dirsrv
> on CentOS. 
> During my installations on CentOS 6.2 I found there was a problem with
> permissions on /dev/shm, which would cause setup-kolab to fail. The failure
> would occur during setup, and even if the permissions were set
> appropriately just prior to setup, then on restart kolab would fail because
> of dirsrv not starting. 
> On reboot, CentOS 6.2 was re-setting the permissions on /dev/shm to their
> original pattern. I contacted my hosting company, and it was nothing they
> were doing. They suggested an init script which re-set the permissions on
> every boot. That is what I used, and it got me through the setup and
> re-boots. 
> These are the permissions I use: 
> chmod 1777 /dev/shm 
> It seems to be the sticky bit that is the necessary permission. 
> I hope that helps some others. Particularly since I read that CentOS may
> become the preferred distribution for kolab. 
> Joe

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