Different (does .../asterisk.ctl exist?) problem

Hey, just made a new box with 1.6.0.3 and 2.5.1.1 everything went quite smooth and my setup seems to be working.

However… when I do amportal restart or amportal stop, I get the (does /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?) error…

my astrundir is /var/run/asterisk in both /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf and /etc/amportal.conf
And /var/run/asterisk is owned by the asterisk user

Also, it works fine, just generates that seemingly benign error.

Anyone else experiencing this?