|Applies To||iPlanet Web Server|
Netscape Enterprise Server
|Issue||iPlanet Web Server will not install when "nobody" is selected as the system user|
Error: "The system will not allow you to run the iPlanet Servers as "nobody". Choose another user."
|Cause||Netscape has published the following in regards to installing iPlanet or Enterprise Server on HP-UX systems:|
73709 [HP-UX ONLY]. You cannot install an Enterprise Server with a default user of "nobody".
The GID of nogroup on most HP systems is a number less than 0. This causes a problem when installing the iPlanet Web Server or Netscape Enterprise Server on HP-UX platforms.
|Resolution||Create a user called "webuser" with the VI editor. The entry in the /etc/passwd file for this user should look like this:|
NOTE: The GUID must not be a negative number.
During the installation of the webserver software, use 'webuser' when prompted for 'nobody.'
|Legacy Article ID||a846|