Yet another Varnish 4.1 install problem

Raymond Jennings III raymond.jennings.iii at
Thu Oct 8 16:08:45 CEST 2015

RH 6.7, RH 7.1 - it used to be easy...but here's the latest cryptic error
on a most basic RH 6.7 install

service varnish start
Starting Varnish Cache: Assert error in vju_make_vcldir(),
mgt/mgt_jail_unix.c line 246:
  Condition((chown(dname, vju_uid, vju_gid)) == 0) not true.
  errno = 1 (Operation not permitted)
/bin/bash: line 1:  5198 Aborted                 /usr/sbin/varnishd -a
:6081 -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl -T -p thread_pool_min=50
-p thread_pool_max=1000 -S /etc/varnish/secret -s malloc,256M -P
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