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Old 06-14-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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To find which all services depend on a particular service... a method ..plz comment


Inorder to find which all service depend on a given service ,, i did the following

To find which all services depend on the service syslogd.

I first located the binaries of each of the services in the /etc/rc.d/init.d directory

and then ran the following command

$ strings <full path to binary> | grep syslog

If the command came up with a result which had syslog or vsyslog in it..

I assumed it depends on service syslogd


Any comments on this method

Old 06-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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Since you are running an rpm-based distribution, you can ask rpm the answer to your question. For example:

rpm -q --whatrequires sysklogd



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