I copied the nginx.conf sample onto my ubuntu 12.04 box (I don’t know where to put the other conf files. I’m an nginx noob). When I try to start nginx I get the following error:
[email protected]:/etc$ sudo service nginx start Starting nginx: nginx: [emerg] getpwnam("www") failed in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:1 nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed
What does this error mean? How can I fix it? I found this post but my user is already set to www www (if you see in the linked file) How do I change the NGINX user?
The user you specified in your configuration,
www, doesn’t exist. Either create the user, or choose a user that does exist.
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