[Solved] Re: Periodic scripts running twice

CyberLeo Kitsana cyberleo at cyberleo.net
Tue Aug 5 22:01:12 UTC 2008

CyberLeo Kitsana wrote:
> RW wrote:
>> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 13:21:36 -0500
>> CyberLeo Kitsana <cyberleo at cyberleo.net> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> For a while, I've noticed odd behavior with periodic scripts
>>> installed by certain ports (portaudit) as well as ones I've penned
>>> myself (corescan), in that they appear to be run twice in succession
>>> every time.
>>> Base system scripts, and some add-on scripts (freshclam) are run only 
>>> once, even in the same periodic batch.
>>> Is there some end state the script is expected to be in to signal 
>>> periodic of a successful run?
>>> (Incl: Sample email, weekly.txt)
>>> Thanks!
>> Is this a long-standing problem? It sounds like you
>> didn't fully complete the UPDATING instruction for the 20070519 xorg
>> update, and /usr/local/etc/periodic is being access both directly
>> and via the /usr/X11R6 symlink.
>  >
>> Try adding local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic"
>> to /etc/periodic.conf
> The box in question doesn't even have X, as it's a headless server in a 
> colo someplace. It's been this way since I installed the periodic 
> scripts. I have no idea what that symlink is even doing there, unless 
> 'make distdirs distribution' creates it now.
> Either way, I've added the local_periodic directive to 
> /etc/periodic.conf. We'll see what happens when periodic runs tonight. 
> Thanks!

Looks like that took care of the problem. Thanks for the insight!

Although, that does cause me to wonder why only some of the local 
periodic scripts would run twice, while others would run only once.

Either way, problem solved.

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