Varnish 4 - VCL Compilation failed - Valid VCL

Hugues Alary hugues at
Wed May 21 06:57:49 CEST 2014

After looking into this more, it seems to be just a small permission

Doing a chmod 777 on the directory containing the compiled VCL does the

My guess is that when varnishd is runs, it switches from root to nobody,
and nobody doesn't have the right permissions for that directory.

Not sure what changed between 3.0.5 and 4.0. Maybe the VCL compilation is
not carried by root anymore but by nobody? For security reasons?

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