start at boot, run as non-root

n dhert ndhertbsd at
Wed Mar 14 07:30:02 UTC 2012

I have FreeBSD8.2.
Sedna, an XML database server, had no port in th FreeBSD ports collection
but has a binary compiled for FreeBSD8 on
I installed that.
To start it at boot I created a script /usr/local/etc/rc.d/sedna :
# PROVIDE: sedna
# KEYWORD: shutdown
. /etc/rc.subr


load_rc_config $name

: ${sedna_enable="NO"}

run_rc_command "$1"
and added sedna_enable="YES" at the end of my /etc/rc.conf

This way it starts at boot:
$ ps -jaxww | grep se_
root        7064     1  7064  7064    0 Is    ??    0:00.00
/home/opt/sedna/bin/se_gov -background-mode off -listen-address localhost
-port-number 5050 -ping-port-number 5151 -el-level 3 -alive-timeout 0
-stack-depth 4000
The deamon runs as root. I want it run by a non-root user, e.g. a user

How can I do that?

The sedna server binary se_gov has no option in its man-page to start the
program run as a different user ..

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