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Old 07-10-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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CentOS 4 (Fedora Core) init script - create PID file

I am trying to write an init script for a shell script and want to know how I can create a PID file for script. I have noticed that in SuSE, there is a function called startproc that accepts a -p option to create a PID file. I have determined that the Redhat/Fedora equivalent to startproc is exec - but this doesn't have a -p option.
This is the SuSE init script that I found as an example to run my shell script:
# /etc/init.d/syslog2mysql

# Comments to support chkconfig on RedHat Linux
# chkconfig: 235 65 35
# description: A very fast and reliable SQL database engine.

# Provides: syslog2mysql
# Required-Start: $local_fs $network syslog mysql
# Should-Start: syslog mysql
# Required-Stop: $local_fs $network syslog mysql
# Default-Start:  2 3 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: Start and Stop Syslog2MySQL
# Description: Script to push Syslog data to MySql data base


. /etc/rc.status
case "$1" in
	test -s ${syslog2mysql_pid} && {
	    killproc -p ${syslog2mysql_pid} ${syslog2mysql}
	    echo -n "Re-"
	echo -n "Starting syslog2mysql services"
	startproc -p ${syslog2mysql_pid} ${syslog2mysql} $params
	ps -C -o pid= > ${syslog2mysql_pid}
	rc_status -v
	echo -n "Shutting down syslog2mysql services"
	killproc -p ${syslog2mysql_pid} -TERM ${syslog2mysql} ; rc_status -v
	rm -f ${syslog2mysql_pid}
	echo -n "Checking for service syslog2mysql:"
	checkproc -p ${syslog2mysql_pid}	${syslog2mysql} ; rc_status -v
	echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|status}"
	exit 1
This is the section I am trying to convert from SuSE to Fedora:

startproc -p ${syslog2mysql_pid} ${syslog2mysql} $params
ps -C -o pid= > ${syslog2mysql_pid}
Another side issue - I am looking for any mapping of functions in SuSE to Fedora that can help me with my init scripts. Example: in Fedora what is the equivalent funtion for rc_status in SuSE.
Old 07-10-2006, 08:22 AM   #2
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have you not tried just looking at the existing scripts? precious few better ways to find out how they do it. there are a bunch of functions that sit in /etc/init.d/functions that wrap most of what you are after.


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