rc script problem - pidfile not being recognised

Michelle Sullivan michelle at sorbs.net
Fri Sep 11 23:46:27 UTC 2015

Roger Marquis wrote:
> RW via freebsd-ports wrote:
>> It needs both. It won't use just the pid file because the pid
>> might have been reassigned to another process if the original daemon
>> died without deleting its pid file.
> Why would this rc script *require* a command_interpreter variable to use
> the pidfile variable?  I'm curious because this violates KIS, the
> principle of least surprise and few rc scripts seem to have this variable
> defined.
> Using command_interpreter is good to be sure, for for the reason listed,
> but rc scripts should not fail if it is undefined.

+1 to that.

Michelle Sullivan

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