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Old 08-31-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
Majed17
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service xinetd restart doesn't work on gentoo


Hello, when i type as root
Code:
service xinetd restart
i get (on gentoo) -bash: service: command not found
but when i type:
Code:
/etc/init.d/xinetd restart
it works and gives the following output:
* Caching service dependencies ... [ ok ]
* Stopping xinetd ... [ ok ]
* Starting xinetd ... [ ok ]
knowing that i emerged xinetd and the first command works on another gentoo machine, its not of a big deal but i was just wondering why it is not working?

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Maybe you became root without including root's environment, so $PATH may not have included /sbin. Make sure you don't forget the dash: 'su -' or 'sudo su -'
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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didn't work

no i am already logged in as root but i still tried
Code:
su - root
but still the same.
Code:
echo $PATH
]produces the following: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.4.5
and xinetd is present in /usr/sbin which is included in the path and this is what is bewildering...
anyway thanks for trying to help, any other ideas?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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The 'service' command is part of the initscripts package and should be located under /sbin. Does it exist ?
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:08 AM   #5
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thanks for the idea

actually it didn't come to my mind that the problem is with service command, it seems that in gentoo it doesn't exist. the other server it has the service file in it but it is redhat and not gentoo. So i read in a gentoo forum that a work around is to create a file called service in /usr/sbin and put the following in its content:
#!/bin/sh
runscript /etc/init.d/$1 $2
and then
Code:
chmod +x service
but i did that and now i get:
runscript should not be run directly
anything can be done further?

edit: grammar mistakes

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Old 08-31-2011, 08:59 AM   #6
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solved

for some reason i was typing in the end the command reversed i.e.
Code:
service restart xinetd
instead of
Code:
service xinetd restart
and it is working fine. and very much thanks for the clue about the service command, it will help me in future problems
 
Old 10-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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Hey when I tried the same command the following error what should i want to do

/etc/init.d/xinetd: line 39: /etc/init.d/functions: No such file or directory
* ERROR: xinetd failed to start

Regards,
Pradeep
 
Old 10-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #8
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What command did you try? the one with the dollar signs?
 
  


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