python dameon coredumps when started from boot, but not by hand

O'Connor, Daniel darius at
Thu Oct 31 11:56:33 UTC 2019

> On 31 Oct 2019, at 20:49, Pete French <petefrench at> wrote:
>> Does it crash if you run it from the command line with 'env -i' in front?
>> That clears out the environment and will be a lot closer to the rc.d environment.
> Interesting idea, but no, that works fine. Annoyingly!

Hmm very odd..
Does the tool depend on something else running?

>> If that doesn't show anything then you will have to try capturing stderr
>> from the rc.d run as that will hopefully have the reason why Python is
>> aborting (ie what Py_FatalError is complaining about).
> So, I naiively tried to do this by simply sticking a '2> /tmp/waagent.stderr'
> on the end of the rc.d command arguments, but it didnt produce anything (i.e.
> an empty file was created). Will try some other ways though, as you are
> right that getting the output from that is how to find the issue.

What does the rc.d file for it look like?

Daniel O'Connor
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