Re: Init Script for Arbitrary Number of Daemons
Quoting email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2004-05-11 21:03:13 BST):
> The "skeleton" "init.d" file is a great default for starting _one_
> daemon, complete with the "$DAEMON_OPTS" variable. It's not clear,
> however, what this newbie package developer should do to start an
> arbitrary number of daemons, each with - potentially - different
> It's nice to be able to throw "$DAEMON_OPTS" into
> "/etc/default/package" and get get a bit more control over the daemon;
> but I can't think how to nicely specify an arbitrary number of
> "$DAEMON_OPTS" variables in a "/etc/default/package" script fragment.
> I'm still searching for a solution... Input much appreciated!
Take a look at the init script for package cfengine2. It lets you
boot up to three daemons and should easily be extensible to putting
some daemon options in there too. As a bonus, you can see how I get
Debconf to ask the user which daemons should run.
Andrew Stribblehill <email@example.com>
Systems programmer, IT Service, University of Durham, England