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Re: LSB-ize daemon without pidfile handling

On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 17:01:38 +0100, Wouter Verhelst
<wouter@debian.org> wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 10:24:46PM +0100, Adeodato Simó wrote:
>> Well, it's obvious it's the best approach if you're willing to do it. ;-)
>It's three lines of code to write a PID file, and it's the best approach
>to make sure you don't break stuff.

How many seconds until the "please make pidfile location configurable"
wishlist bug?

>> As a Debian packager, though, I would most likely just trust the authors
>> of start-stop-daemon and its --make-pidfile.
>--make-pidfile, --exec, and friends, are all ugly workarounds for buggy
>daemons that can't write a pidfile.

And I think that it is less broken to use them than to patch
third-party software.


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