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Bug#330929: how can adduser reliably find out wheter nscd is running?

On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 05:52:59PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 04:05:40PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> > However, this heuristics has recently begun to fail because the
> > pidfile has moved from /var/run to /var/run/nscd. Instead of changing
> > adduser to check for both files (and probably fail on the next
> > location change), I'd like to have a clearly drawn interface to find
> > out whether it is necessary to invalidate nscd or not.
> Why do you need to know if it is running or not? Why not just call
> "nscd -i" unconditionally if nscd is installed?

That's how we're going to do it in the future. I would, however, like
to have the fact documented that it is not an error to run nscd -i if
no daemon is running.


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