Xtides: running xttpd

Dan Hinckley dbh at suiattle.org
Sun Jun 2 13:52:09 PDT 2013

On 2 Jun 2013, at 19:32, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jun 2, 2013, at 08:53, Dan Hinckley wrote:
>> Xtides (Macport) is installed and running but I cannot seem to get its www server running.
>> port contents xtide
>> Port xtide contains:
>> /opt/local/bin/tide
>> /opt/local/bin/xtide
>> /opt/local/sbin/xttpd
>> Both tide and xtide run fine from the command line and /opt/local/sbin is in my $PATH but following Dave Flater's directions for setting up and starting the xttpd do not appear to work; no entry appears in the OSX Activity Monitor, for example.
> On my system, running "xttpd 3333" caused the following lines to appear in Console.app:
> 2013-06-02 12:29:23.257 PM xttpd[33980]: setgid: Operation not permitted
> 2013-06-02 12:29:23.257 PM xttpd[33980]: fatal: can't set group to nobody
> The ability to set the group id is restricted, so using "sudo" should work, and after running "sudo xttpd 3333" I am able to access http://localhost:3333 in my browser.

Brilliant Ryan, that works; many thanks, from someone who is a command line hacker (except on gnuplot, where I am an advanced noob, at best...)

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