failed to write file and create symlink error in CageFS for non-existent user
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  1. Scott Neader
  2. 02.05.2018
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I ran 'yum groupinstall alt-php' to add PHP 7.2 to a server tonight. I received a ton of errors like:

Error : failed to write file /home/someuser/.cl.selector/defaults.cfg : [Err code 13] Permission denied: '/home/someuser/.cl.selector/cagefs_wEQjOr'
Error : failed to create symlink /home/someuser/.cagefs/opt/alt/php52/link/conf to /opt/alt/php52/etc/php.d : [Err code 13] Permission denied
Error : failed to create symlink /home/someuser/.cagefs/opt/alt/php53/link/conf to /opt/alt/php53/etc/php.d : [Err code 13] Permission denied

This "someuser" account was previously terminated, so it does not exist. That is obviously the cause of the error. But where is CageFS getting its list of users, so I can figure out why "someuser" still exists, and get rid of it?


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  1. 02.05.2018 16:05:00
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Igor Ghertesco Accepted Answer
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Joined: 07.08.2015

Do you use any control panel? If yes, was the user terminated via control panel tools, or manually?
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