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Re: Crontab and init scripts



On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 07:35 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> I'm still open to discussion on this but I'm not convinced that the
> yum method is best to be used with Cacti.  I've decided to leave the
> cron script in /etc/cron.d/ and simply comment out the line that
> causes it to run by default.
> 
> I just think the "dual enable" thing is a little odd.  In order for it
> to run it has to be started and be placed in cron.  Also (being real
> strict here) the Yum method goes against FHS.  The requrements for a
> pid file in /var/run require a PID.  Since cron starts the poller
> regularly it starts and stops and the PID of it would change
> reqularly.
> 
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#VARRUNRUNTIMEVARIABLEDATA

umm - when did anyone say yum put a pid file in /var/run?

lockfile=/var/lock/subsys/yum

RETVAL=0

start() {
    echo -n $"Enabling nightly yum update: "
    touch "$lockfile" && success || failure
    RETVAL=$?
    echo
}


-sv



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