nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

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void.pointer
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nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by void.pointer » 05 May 2015, 00:01

I have the following upstart script for Ubuntu Server v14:

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description "NZBGet upstart script"

#setuid pi
#setgid pi

start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [016]

respawn

expect fork

script
    exec nzbget -D
end script

pre-stop script
    exec nzbget -Q
end script
I verify the process is running:

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robert@nami:/etc/init$ ps aux | grep nzb
root      1901  0.0  0.0 282820  2392 ?        Ssl  18:54   0:00 nzbget -D
However when I visit the page, I get a username/password popup dialog. I do NOT have a username or password requirement in my nzbget configuration settings. Interestingly, if I run nzbget manually by doing this:

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sudo /usr/local/bin/nzbget -D
I'm able to get to it just fine. I compiled and installed nzbget myself via the following:

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$ svn update
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install
Can anyone help me understand why nzbget won't work when started from upstart?

hugbug
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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by hugbug » 05 May 2015, 05:26

You must have two config files and different files are used depending on how it is started. Add -c /path/to/nzbget.conf to be sure which config to use in all cases.

void.pointer
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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by void.pointer » 05 May 2015, 11:49

Is there a way to see which config is loaded from nzbget admin panel while it's running?

hugbug
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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by hugbug » 05 May 2015, 12:56

No.
Just pass the correct one and it will not load any other.

void.pointer
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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by void.pointer » 05 May 2015, 14:24

I'm asking because I found 5 config files in different locations on my system and I'm not sure which one was originally being used. There is one at /home/robert/.nzbget, I assume this one will be used if I run nzbget under my user 'robert'?

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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by hugbug » 05 May 2015, 17:07

Command "nzbget -p" prints which file is used. However it doesn't start nzbget server. But you can put it into your service file and add output redirection.

void.pointer
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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by void.pointer » 05 May 2015, 23:02

Thanks, running "nzbget -p" shows it is using the .nzbget file from my profile (expected). I have these other conf files. Can I delete all of these?

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/etc/init/nzbget.conf
/usr/local/share/nzbget/nzbget.conf
/usr/local/etc/nzbget.conf

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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by hugbug » 05 May 2015, 23:15

Search order:
"~/.nzbget",
"/etc/nzbget.conf",
"/usr/etc/nzbget.conf",
"/usr/local/etc/nzbget.conf",
"/opt/etc/nzbget.conf",

Your profile's config isn't used when starting as sevice on boot, because you are not logged in yet and the home directory is different.

The file in share must remain, it contains option descriptions used in webui.
You can delete the file in /etc/init, it's not used.
The last one seems to be the actual config used by upstart script.

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Re: nzbget asks for username/password when run from upstart

Post by void.pointer » 05 May 2015, 23:22

Thanks for your all your help hugbug, you've been fantastic. Love NZBget, keep up the great work.

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