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So I'm just setting up nginx and php5-fpm on my VPS, having moved over from Apache. I'm running Debian Squeeze, with the latest PHP from the repo (that means PHP 5.4.13-1~dotdeb.1).

I am having trouble getting php5-fpm going. When run sudo /etc/init.d/php5-fpm start, I don't get any confirmation, nor any error signals. Same for running sudo /etc/init.d/php5-fpm stop. If I pass it the status arg (sudo /etc/init.d/php5-fpm status), it returns php5-fpm is not running ... failed!

Now I can't see any errors in any log, so I'm at a losss as to how to even start to debug the problem.

Has anyone experience similar problems, or knows what I should do next?

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Are you running the start via sudo? – ceejayoz Apr 19 '13 at 17:07
Yes, I am. Sorry, forgot to add that in the description – penguin Apr 19 '13 at 17:20
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# /etc/init.d/php5-fpm check
[19-Apr-2013 19:29:26] NOTICE: configuration file /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf test is successful

Try to use this :)

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Thanks. If only they listed that as an argument! – penguin Apr 19 '13 at 17:55

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