I swear that the FAQ item on the daemon.lock file was not there on Saturday when this shitstorm started. Be that as it may, your total and complete lack of sympathy is pathetic. Fox, you have engendered a poisonous environment here that is outright hostile to new users. You say in the faq:
Fox, why are you so hostile / terrible to users
It's nothing personal. Primarily it is a time management problem.
To this I say that if you have the time to be hostile to users, you have time to be helpful.
You and yours attempts to belittle me for refusing to back down when being heaped with abuse only goes to show just how little you know about civil behavior and customer service. Not everyone is a UNIX engineer, and I never claimed that any of my tech support or general customer service experience was in UNIX/Linux. I am a Windows guy. I can navigate around a *nix shell and I can follow directions on the command line. I know enough to usually find the commands I need, and how to get information out of the shell, once I know what I'm looking for.
And your attitudes do not account for people who may not know everything but are looking for help and looking to learn.
You have a "Donate" button on your project page. Well, call this a tantrum if it makes you feel big and oh-so-superior, but I will not be using that button. I was going to because I believe in fair pay for good work or services. The self-hosted commercial RSS server Fever costs a one-time fee of US$30, so I was going to donate probably about US$20 for your software. But now, forget it.
Oh, I'm not going to uninstall your software. Rather, I will continue to use it, leaching off your work as long as I can.
Respond or not, I don't care. Apologize or continue to heap abuse, I don't care as I will not be returning to this festering hellhole of a place.
The FAQ also has this:
I'm on a shared hosting, and...
Too bad. Contact your hosting support. Running tt-rss on shared hosting of any kind is NOT SUPPORTED. Do not file bugs about shared hosting restrictions, they will be closed.
To this, I say that for MOST questions/issues, it is completely irrelevent if the install is on a dedicated or shared server. SQL is still there, PHP is still there, the user still has the necessary environments and permissions. For the question I had it was certainly an irrelevant distinction as to the shared/dedicated status of where I had the software installed. Now that I've cleared the lock file, TT-RSS is running just fine on my SHARED hosted server.