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Old 12-18-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
fahlen
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dead but pid file exists


Hello,

I have created an init script for an application:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# CServer.exe  
#
# chkconfig:   345 85 15
# description: 

### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: elcorrectord
# Required-Start: $local_fs $network
# Required-Stop: 
# Should-Start: 
# Should-Stop: 
# Default-Start: 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 2 6
# Short-Description: 
# Description: 
### END INIT INFO

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

exec="/usr/share/ElCorrector/Cotig/CServer.exe"
path="/usr/share/ElCorrector/Cotig"
prog="elcorrectord"
# config="<path to major config file>"

[ -e /etc/sysconfig/$prog ] && . /etc/sysconfig/$prog

lockfile=/var/lock/subsys/$prog

start() {
    # [ -x $exec ] || exit 5
    # [ -f $config ] || exit 6
    echo -n $"Starting $prog: "
    # if not running, start it up here, usually something like "daemon $exec"
    cd $path
    /usr/bin/mono $exec -def -cfg -sil &
    retval=$?
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && echo_success || echo_failure
    echo $! > /var/run/$prog.pid
    echo
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && touch $lockfile
    return $retval
}

stop() {
    echo -n $"Stopping $prog: "
    # stop it here, often "killproc $prog"
    kill -9 `cat /var/run/$prog.pid`
    retval=$?
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && echo_success || echo_failure
    rm -f /var/run/$prog.pid
    echo
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && rm -f $lockfile
    return $retval
}

restart() {
    stop
    start
}

reload() {
    restart
}

force_reload() {
    restart
}

rh_status() {
    # run checks to determine if the service is running or use generic status
    status $prog
}

rh_status_q() {
    rh_status >/dev/null 2>&1
}


case "$1" in
    start)
        rh_status_q && exit 0
        $1
        ;;
    stop)
        rh_status_q || exit 0
        $1
        ;;
    restart)
        $1
        ;;
    reload)
        rh_status_q || exit 7
        $1
        ;;
    force-reload)
        force_reload
        ;;
    status)
        rh_status
        ;;
    condrestart|try-restart)
        rh_status_q || exit 0
        restart
        ;;
    *)
        echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|restart|try-restart|reload|force-reload}"
        exit 2
esac
exit $?
I have also added this line to /etc/sudoers:
Code:
ALL	ALL = NOPASSWD: /sbin/service elcorrectord *
Now, if I from the terminal type "sudo /sbin/service elcorrectord start" or "sudo /sbin/service elcorrectord stop", everthing works fine.

However, if instead install a desktop file in the menu:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Start server
Exec=/usr/bin/sudo /sbin/service elcorrectord start
Icon=ElCorrector
Terminal=true
Type=Application
Categories=Qt;
... and also for stopping the server, then I start getting problems. I can then stop the server, but when ever I try to start the server and then execute "sudo /sbin/service elcorrectord status", I get the message:

elcorrectord dead but pid file exists


Has anyone run across this type of problem before? What to me appears so strange is that it works fine from the terminal, but when I execute the commands from the menu, stopping the server works, but starting it doesn't...

Last edited by fahlen; 12-18-2007 at 06:48 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #2
fahlen
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nohup did the trick. The started process was killed when the terminal was closed...
 
  


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