Re: start-stop-daemon : strange behavior
On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 09:28:07PM +0200, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> > For example, if I invoke start-stop-daemon --pidfile atd.pid --stop, the
> > process is stopped AND the pidfile is removed (but with strace, it seems
> > that this is not a direct action of start-stop-daemon). But with
> > sendmail.pid, the pidfile is not removed, so the second call of
> > start-stop-daemon failed (unable to kill the process), but returns 0.
> The reason is quite simple : the pidfile is deleted by the daemon
> itself, when the daemon handles a pidfile. When the daemon doesn't
> handle it, the pidfile remains, and start-stop-daemon behaves
Well, I have finally retrieved dpkg v1.6.3, and this bug is corrected
But a question remains : is it mandatory for someone to dist-upgrade
everything, or can one upgrade just one package (with its dependencies)?
For the latter, does this mean, for example for sendmail, to add a
dependencie to dpkg (>= 126.96.36.199), just in order for the script in
/etc/init.d to work ?
Thierry LARONDE <email@example.com>
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