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Old 04-28-2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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Suddenly it wont work anymore...


Hi all

Yesterday i made a script with funtions, everything worked until 15 minutes ago, and i can't figure out what did go wrong.
I think it has to do something with the 3 first rules of code... but for my opinion that should be fine (i used '777' just to be sure)
Code:
test_mount() {
	$touch /current_mount
	$chmod 777 /current_mount
	$mount | $grep -v none > /current_mount

	VAR=`$diff -s /default_mount /current_mount`
	echo $VAR var

	if  [ "$VAR" = "Files /default_mount and /current_mount are identical" ]; then
		# OK
        value6=0
	else
		# CRITICAL
        value6=2
	fi
	
	$rm -f /current_mount
}
so if i run it, i get the critical message... but i shouldn't !!
why do i use all those variables? because they are defined at the beginning of the script, so i have only one place to change them if needed.
i think the rest is clear? probably there is a better way to check mounts, but this is just a quick solution (which isn't working anymore xD )
so if anyone has a suggestion or something else, i'll be happy to hear it from you

Kind regards

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:57 AM   #2
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appearently he doesn't make the file...
he has to do that on a remote server

this is the pre-defined touch command
Code:
touch="/bin/touch"
monitor server:
Code:
# which touch
/bin/touch
remote server:
Code:
# which touch
/bin/touch
so that's not the problem...
i just don't understand why he doesn't make that file

can someone help me pls?!


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Old 04-28-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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okay guys, update...

he WON'T make a file in the root (/) but he will make it in (let's say) /tmp ...
so in other words

/current_mount -> NO
/tmp/current_mount -> YES

then i thought let's do a
Code:
chmod 777 /
but still it's a no-go...

can someone PLS explain why?
 
Old 04-28-2011, 03:49 AM   #4
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You are polluting the root (/) directory with files. Also / is only writable by root, so you can't write files there as a normal user.

You could extract the mount points from /etc/fstab. The currently mounted directories are also available from /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts/.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 03:55 AM   #5
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You are polluting the root (/) directory with files. Also / is only writable by root, so you can't write files there as a normal user.

You could extract the mount points from /etc/fstab. The currently mounted directories are also available from /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts/.
it is a testing server, so it doesn't matter...
it's just the shortest way, anyways...

I'm executing everything as root, so...

but i'll see what /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts give me
-> which file do you prefer, i mean which is the most accurate?

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