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    Question Squid cache directory not been initialized

    Dear Ubuntu Support and fellow users,

    I'm trying to set up a proxy using Squid3 on a remote Server.
    I've been trying whole day to get Squid to work.
    Late this afternoon I found a post saying it was easier to configure with Webmin.
    So completely removed Squid3 and all programs associated.

    After I installed Webmin and Squid3 from console, I setup the config file from squid3.

    /etc/webmin/squid/config
    Code:
    squidclient=squidclient
    cache_dir=/var/spool/squid3
    log_dir=/var/log/squid3
    pid_file=/var/run/squid3.pid
    squid_path=squid3
    squid_conf=/etc/squid3/squid.conf
    cachemgr_path=/usr/lib/cgi-bin/cachemgr3.cgi
    squid_restart=squid3 -k reconfigure
    squid_start=service squid3 start
    squid_stop=service squid3 stop
    Then I tried to start it up inside Webmin, it didn't want to create a cach directory under Root (I know I'm a n00b) so I created an new user for it. I pressed it and it ran without an error.
    So I went back to the squit main page and I keep getting this error.
    Code:
    Your Squid cache directory /var/spool/squid3 has not been initialized.This must be done before Squid can be run.
    When I say it should start squid3 from console it says it started.
    When I look at the proceslist it just states [ ? ]

    I have no clue weather it's running or not.

    Anybody got any idea?

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    Try running "sudo squid -z". That should create the initial cache directories. Then run "sudo service squid3 restart".

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    it's so simple to manage squid using only conf file.
    also latest squid webmin config was out of sync to the syntax of the file.
    try the squid -z first.
    and what version of squid + ubuntu are you using?

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    I'm using Squid3 and ubuntu 12.04

    I started over from scratch this morning.
    I installed webmin and Squid3.

    When I tried "Sudo Squid3 -z" it told me squid3 was running.
    So I stopped the service and did the command again.
    And restarted squid3 service afterwards.

    I'm still getting the error in Webmin:
    Code:
    Your Squid cache directory /var/spool/squid3 has not been initialized.This must be done before Squid can be run.
    Also initialize Cache as Unix User.

    Last time I used Root, but got an error saying it shouldn't be run as Root.
    Any advice?

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    I just installed squid3 from the Precise repositories. The initial setup created /var/spool/squid3 and set its ownership to proxy:proxy. Do you have that directory with those permissions? Did you install from the repositories?
    Last edited by SeijiSensei; April 30th, 2012 at 02:56 PM.

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    i too have now been through this, it seems in squid3 you need to un-comment the cache line in the config file...

    # Uncomment and adjust the following to add a disk cache directory.
    # cache_dir ufs /var/spool/squid3 100 16 256

    to

    # Uncomment and adjust the following to add a disk cache directory.
    cache_dir ufs /var/spool/squid3 100 16 256

    i did all sorts of stuff before i found that... which thankfully, i took notes of so could undo all the workarounds...

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    @ashleydrees

    Good work!

    Worked like a charm!

    Also good to mention it can be found on line 2245... the squid.conf isn't very small

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    Re: Squid cache directory not been initialized

    Thanks everyone for sharing. Had the same problem. This helped solve it.

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