Our Celery packages depend on the existence of the apache user
Description of problem:
If users wish to install our Celery packages on a system that does not have httpd installed, the apache user will not exist. However, the Celery packages all assume that the apache user does exist. There is a reasonable workaround, but we could also take steps to fix this such as creating a "pulp" user and running all processes as it. We could also attempt to create the apache user ourselves, though I believe the pulp user may be more appropriate. In any case, it will be important for us to ensure that the user always has the same UID/GID. Using the existing "apache" user might help with this, as it seems to always have UID:GID of 48:48 for Red Hat based systems (I checked F20 and RHEL 7.)
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure a Pulp worker box that does not have httpd installed on it.
2. Attempt to start the workers.
The workers will fail to start, because the system will attempt to run them as the apache user, which does not exist.
The workers should start out of the box.
 A workaround is to manually create the apache user, using the same UID/GID as it has on the other systems that are sharing the filesystem.
+ This bug was cloned from Bugzilla Bug #1186414 +
Updated by bmbouter about 3 years ago
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