#1624 prosody: Unhelpful message when started as normal user

Reporter Zash
Owner Nobody
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  • Usability
  • Priority-Medium
  • Status-Accepted
  • Type-Defect
  1. Zash on

    What steps will reproduce the problem? 1. Install prosody 2. Run prosody as your normal user, without sudo What is the expected output? Something helpful, hinting at the proper way of starting prosody. What do you see instead? ************************** Prosody was unable to find the configuration file. We looked for: /etc/prosody/prosody.cfg.lua A sample config file is included in the Prosody download called prosody.cfg.lua.dist Copy or rename it to prosody.cfg.lua and edit as necessary. More help on configuring Prosody can be found at https://prosody.im/doc/configure Good luck! ************************** What version of the product are you using? On what operating system? 0.11.7 on ParrotOS Please provide any additional information below. The messages aren't very helpful when the problem is that prosody is started as a normal unprivileged user, without read access to the config directory. It should point in the direction of the proper way to start Prosody, ie init system control tool or at the very least prosodyctl.

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