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Old 12th June 2021
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Lightbulb [SOLVED] lighttpd can't find /dev/null?

UPDATE: solution is in the thread below!

I'm trying to use lighttpd on OpenBSD 6.9, but when I try to run it with the default settings, I get the following:

2021-06-11 19:12:31: configfile.c.1380) opening /dev/null failed: No such file or directory
2021-06-11 19:12:31: server.c.1509) Opening errorlog failed. Going down.

Anyone had this happen before, and any tips on where to start looking? (I can confirm that /dev/null exists , and is world-readable...)

Last edited by paultgg; 13th June 2021 at 02:51 AM. Reason: Found a solution
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Old 13th June 2021
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The solution is here (courtesy of gumnos on Reddit):,

...but the short version is that, since lighttpd is chrooted, you have to create a /dev/null device within the chroot location (default is /var/www/).
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