varnishd question

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Wed Dec 5 14:38:11 CET 2012

]] Tom Rioux

> Is it possible to run varnishd not as root (Ubuntu)?
> This is for our automation test environments, not live production.
> I'm getting this message when I try to run under my id:
>      Failed to create ./vcl.uOZIGcgD.c: Permission denied
>      VCL compilation failed
> I've tried changing permissions on varnishd.

Yes, but you typically need to pass an -n argument in that case.  For
test environments, you might be interested in looking at varnishtest

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