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Old 03-09-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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Cannot start deamon from init.d

Hi guys,

I have a executable file put in the /etc/init.d, that I want it to be run every time the machines reboots. Also I made a link from the /etc/rc3.d like this:

ls -s ln -s ../init.d/kannel kannel

But after I reboot the machine there is no process running.

The script is run properly when i execute it manually.

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Originally Posted by elthox View Post
ls -s ln -s ../init.d/kannel kannel
Ummm ... is that really what you did? From where,
and what was the result?
Old 03-09-2009, 05:04 AM   #3
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Sorry for the wrong paste
In fact it was:
ln -s ../init.d/kannel kannel

under the /etc/rc3.d and I`m running Redhat RHEL5

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If you look in /etc/rc3.d you will see that all links start with either K (for kill) or S (for start) - you need to do this as well if you want do do all the Sys V stuff.

Did you look at any of the other scripts in /etc/init.d and see how they are set up? You will need to do the same for your script.

Otherwise, usually you could simply put your script in /etc/rc.local and it will be run after all other scripts have run at startup.
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I edited the rc.local file, putting in the line
But it didnt work, no process attached while i do ps -ef

What can be the reason?
Old 03-09-2009, 06:09 AM   #6
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are you facing any issues manually start the service (/etc/rc.d/init.d/kannel start)?? if not the services want it to be run every reboot
#runlevel , it will give current runlevel
#chkconfig --list | grep kannel, check the output if all the runlevel off, you will have to turn on it.
#chkconfig --level 2345 kannel on (makesure it on which runlevels this services wants to be turn on every reboot)
Old 03-09-2009, 06:44 AM   #7
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Thanks Kirukan

Now it is started after reboot

root 4853 1 0 22:43 ? 00:00:00 /usr/local/kannel/sbin/bearerbox --daemonize --parachute --user root --pid-file /var/run/kannel/ -- /usr/local/kannel/smskannel.conf
root 4854 4853 0 22:43 ? 00:00:00 /usr/local/kannel/sbin/bearerbox --daemonize --parachute --user root --pid-file /var/run/kannel/ -- /usr/local/kannel/smskannel.conf

Let me ask something please, why there are two identical processes with different pid?

Thanks again


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