All the tinyproxy "How-To" on the internet expect init.d to be reponsible for starting the tinyproxy daemon.

But how to use tinyproxy on a recent, say cenotos7 machine, where traditional init scripts are no longer used? Thre is no /etc/init.d/tinyproxy sript created by the installation...

My first try:

yum install -y epel-release
yum update
yum -y install tinyproxy

tinyproxy -d

with response:

tinyproxy: Could not open file /var/log/tinyproxy/tinyproxy.log: Permission denied
tinyproxy: Could not create file /var/run/tinyproxy/tinyproxy.pid: Permission denied
tinyproxy: Could not create PID file.
  • You can still use init.d files on systemd, it has a compatibility mode. But in your case you need to create the two tinyproxy directories above as root and hand them over to the runtime user.
    – eckes
    May 17 '17 at 8:21
  • @eckes Those directories already exit but they are owned by tinyproxy... (see my answer). But thre is no /etc/init.d/tinyproxy sript created by the installation...
    – dedek
    May 17 '17 at 8:30
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    Then installing the init script will be enough, it should already contain the sudo. (However I would the EPEL package to simply work. Maybe it needs a enabled=true setting somewhere?)
    – eckes
    May 17 '17 at 8:32
  • Finally I found the right way. Thanks @eckes for hlep!
    – dedek
    May 17 '17 at 8:48

Finally I can start the proxy with command:

sudo su tinyproxy  -s /bin/sh -c 'tinyproxy -d'

or as a daemon with:

sudo su tinyproxy  -s /bin/sh -c tinyproxy

Edit: Finally I found the right way:

(Sorry for a beginner's question, but hopefully may be useful to someone like me...)

systemctl start tinyproxy
systemctl enable tinyproxy
  • Note that the systemctl service is only available when you install tinyproxy using the rpm. It won't be there if you install from source. Sep 4 '18 at 19:44

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