Resolution: Not A Problem
Fix Version/s: None
I installed Cassandra using the Debian packages as described here: http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DebianPackaging
When trying to start Cassandra using /etc/init.d/cassandra start I get this error: java.io.IOError: java.io.IOException: unable to mkdirs /var/lib/cassandra/data
The directory /var/lib/cassandra exists, but the directory /var/lib/cassandra/data does not.
I would assume the data directory should have been created with the correct permissions, but it was not.
However, I tried creating /var/lib/cassandra/data and setting it the permissions to 666 and setting the user/group to cassandra/cassandra, and now I get this error:
java.lang.AssertionError: Directory /var/lib/cassandra/data is not accessible.
So what could possibly be the problem here?