Need help with rc.d script
luzar722 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 15:50:05 UTC 2017
As I review the different methods tried to make my simple sh script
function using the rc.d framework seems to resulted in 2 different
methods coming to light.
Use of the daemon command in the rc.d script. This is the method we
ended up getting to work. It needed no special codding in the base
script IE: ( ... ), &, or the creation and or population of the scripts
running pid file.
The use of the rc.d framework defaults which we were never able to get
working. Speculation about the base script needing special codding
IE: ( ... ), &, or the creation and or population of the scripts running
This method is used by most all the ports that use the rc.d framework.
So I ask the question, why could we NOT get method 2 working. I am of
the opinion that both methods should have worked. Are we missing
something so obvious that its staring us in the face and we can not see it.
The handbook rc.d section does not point out any difference in handling
scripts or compiled programs, or anything about the pid file having to
be manually manipulated. The result meaning from reading the handbook
rc.d section is the rc.d framework is designed to automatically handle
the pid file manipulation.
If this is really not ture, then the handbook rc.d section has very
large hole in its documentation.
I believe we should continual working on getting method 2 working so we
all learn how rc.d really works and if need be submit a update to the
handbook rc.d documentation to give the reader a clearer picture of what
needs to be done to use the rc.d framework for a sh script.
This talks about setting the command_interpreter variable for
executable scripts. I tested using the testloop rc.d script posted
previously with command_interpreter="/bin/sh" and a second time with
command_interpreter="sh" and in both cases no pid file was created.
Our combined knowledge and experience has so far not been able to come
up with a solution to use the default rc.d framework to start a normal
executable sh script as a daemon without using the daemon command
explicitly. I think it is time to draw on other people in the community
who we may know who has more rc.d experience to assess us. If you have
someone in mind please email this post to them so they can read the
complete thread and hopefully come up with an answer.
Other reading I have done.
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