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The Squid Service in Failed State with Error: "Failed to make swap directory /var/spool/squid/00: (13) Permission denied" (Doc ID 2537455.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.6 and later
Linux x86-64


The squid service in failed state with below error:
# systemctl status squid.service
● squid.service - Squid caching proxy
  Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/squid.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
  Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2019-05-01 16:34:19 GMT; 2min 50s ago
  Process: 2022 ExecStartPre=/usr/libexec/squid/ (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> systemd[1]: Starting Squid caching proxy...
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> squid[2027]: Failed to make swap directory /var/spool/squid/00: (13) Permission denied   >>
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname>[2022]: init_cache_dir /var/spool/squid...
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> systemd[1]: squid.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start Squid caching proxy.
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit squid.service entered failed state.
May 01 16:34:19 <hostname> systemd[1]: squid.service failed.




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