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Old 03-21-2002, 03:48 PM   #1
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small error in init script


This is a line from one of my init scripts (S05kudzu):
'action "Updating /etc/fstab" /usr/sbin/updfstab'

when this script is run at startup I get this error message:

/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S05kudzu: action: command not found

Where do I get the 'action' command?
 
Old 03-21-2002, 04:03 PM   #2
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"action" is a shell scripted function, not a program:

Code:
# Run some action. Log its output.
action() {
  STRING=$1
  echo -n "$STRING "
  shift
  initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*" && success $"$STRING" || failure $"$STRING"
  rc=$?
  echo
  return $rc
}
you should have this chunk of code in /etc/init.d/functions or similar, check to see if there's anything there like it. Have you upgraded this from somewhere? check some other scripts for the use of the action function... it's pretty common, also check that the sript file is sourcing the functions properly:

my kudzu script contains:

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

i wouldn't really recommend manually editing them however
 
Old 03-21-2002, 04:22 PM   #3
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I see. ya, I don't have the action function in my functions script becuase I have a very old version of initscripts installed. I've tried upgrading, but in doesn't work too well. I get I pile of startup errors. My initscripts is one created for Caldera Openlinux edesktop. It is called SysVinit-scripts. I wish I could figure out how to get a more updated version or I'm going to end up with more and more errors as I upgrade to newer software versions. In this case adding a function 'action' to the functions script shouldn't harm anything since there was no previous function for it there.
 
Old 03-21-2002, 05:06 PM   #4
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never mind. I understand how it all pieces together now. I think I can get the new initscripts to work.
 
  


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