error: error switching euid to 33 and egid to -1: Invalid argument
Par PAB le lundi 16 octobre 2017, 07:03 - Lien permanent
I recently encountered the following error (after an upgrade from Debian Jessie to Debian Stretch):
/etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: error switching euid to 33 and egid to -1: Invalid argument run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate exited with return code 1
It was not so easy to find the cause in the long list of possible offenders in /etc/logrotate.d/ ! In the end, it turned out that the faulty line was:
in one of the logrotate configuration files. Indeed, no group was given in addition to the user account, hence the gid set to -1 which is blatanly an incorrect value.
The correct and expected syntax was:
su www-data www-data