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

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 01:28:07PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 06:07:26PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> > 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.
> What do you mean by "not an error"? nscd -i of course will return a
> non-0 exit code since it cannot invalidate the cache if the daemon is
> not running, but that is OK for adduser. I think you simply should not
> care if nscd -i succeeds or fails.

I am concerned about nscd suddenly giving an actual error message
instead of silently returning non-zero, which might confuse the users.


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