May 252019

I’m writing this post just to keep things straight in my head so I can decide how best to resolve this issue.

FreshPorts uses /var/db/freshports/cache/spooling on both the ingress jail and the nginx jail.

The nginx jail uses it for caching content. Page details are first spooled into /var/db/freshports/cache/spooling before moving it to /var/db/freshports/cache/ports.

The ingress jail uses this for refreshing various cached items.

This directory is configured by the FreshPorts-Scripts package, which is installed in both jails.

The problem: this directory is created chown freshports:freshports but it needs to be chown www:freshports in the jail.

My first question is: why does the nginx jail need the FreshPorts-Scripts package? It contains ingress related scripts. By that, I mean scripts related to incoming commits and the code to get them into the FreshPorts database.

How does it get into the jail?

[dan@x8dtu-nginx01:~] $ sudo pkg delete FreshPorts-Scripts
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
Deinstallation has been requested for the following 3 packages (of 0 packages in the universe):

Installed packages to be REMOVED:

Number of packages to be removed: 3

The operation will free 4 MiB.

Proceed with deinstalling packages? [y/N]: n

Two other ports require it.

Ahh, yes, the fp-listen daemon needs the scripts:

[dan@x8dtu-nginx01:~] $ ps auwwx | grep fp-listen
root       35775  0.0  0.0   4244  1944  -  IJ   17:58   0:00.00 supervise fp-listen
freshports 35777  0.0  0.0  21076 16392  -  SJ   17:58   0:00.43 /usr/local/bin/python2.7 /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fp-listen/fp-listen.pyc
dan        74034  0.0  0.0   6660  2532  2  S+J  18:57   0:00.00 grep fp-listen
[dan@x8dtu-nginx01:~] $ 

That’s going to be running on nginx regardless. That daemon listens to the PostgreSQL database for updates and clears the relevant portions of on-disk cache.

At first, I was trying to figure out what was installing the www user on the nginx jail. Then I realized, with help, that the www user is installed by default after having been added back in 2001.

It was originally added in 2001.

I see a solution:

  • chown www:freshports
  • chmod 775

That translates to this entry in the pkg-plist file:

@dir(www,freshports,775) %%FP_DATADIR%%/cache/spooling

That seems to fix the rename errors I was seeing:

2019/05/25 18:32:33 [error] 35875#100912: *4277 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: PHP Warning:  
ead.PageSize100.PageNum1.html): Operation not permitted in /usr/local/www/freshports/classes/cache.php on line 83" while reading 
response header from upstream, client:, server:, request: "GET /dns/odsclient HTTP/1.1", upstream: 
"fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php-fpm.sock:", host: ""

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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