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Re: init.d startup script does not exit



On Sunday 14 September 2008 08:35:13 rex wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a script that launches a program.  If I launch this program
> manually, it keeps on running in the shell.  It is a webserver, so I
> need it running all the time.  However, if I exit the shell, it kills
> the webserver.
>
> I tried putting links to it in the rc0.d, rc1.d etc to make it start
> during startup, but it keeps on going during startup and never starts
> the other services.
>
> here is my script in /etc/init.d/coldfusion
>
> #!/bin/sh -e
> sAppName="ColdFusion 8"
> sUser=cfuser
> COLDFUSION_HOME=/opt/jrun4
> case "$1" in
> start)
> echo "Starting ${sAppName} as user $sUser..."
> su ${sUser} -c "$COLDFUSION_HOME/bin/jrun -start instance01"
> exit 0
> ;;
> stop)
> echo "Stopping ${sAppName}..."
> su ${sUser} -c "$COLDFUSION_HOME/bin/jrun -stop instance01"
> ;;
> restart)
> echo "Restarting ${sAppName}..."
> su ${sUser} -c "$COLDFUSION_HOME/bin/jrun -restart instance01"
> ;;
> status)
> su ${sUser} -c "$COLDFUSION_HOME/bin/jrun -status instance01"
> ;;
> *)
> echo "usage: /etc/init.d/coldfusion {stop|start|restart|status}"
> exit 1
> esac
> exit 0
> ###### EOF
>
> When I run #/etc/init.d/coldfusion start, it displays the startup
> messages, until it hits:
>
> 09/13 23:31:40 info Deploying EJB "JRunSQLInvoker" from:
> file:/opt/jrun4/lib/jrun-comp.ear
> Server instance01 ready (startup time: 23 seconds)
>
> and then the program/cursor is just there, waiting... forever...
>
> It does not exit.  If this was in the startup, I would never get to the
> user login.
>
> And, if I press Ctrl-C, then the program terminates, but then webserver
> is dead.
>
> Any suggestions please?
>
> Thanks!
>
> - Rex

Rex,

I'm not sure if there is a better way to do this, but you could try adding a & 
at the end of the start line:
    su ${sUser} -c "$COLDFUSION_HOME/bin/jrun -start instance01" &

HTH
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