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Re: After running chkconfig... daemon up after install?



On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 17:26 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> Is there a canonical procedure for either the %post or the caller of
> rpm/yum to start any daemons that may have been installed? Doing a
> service foo start is a no-no in %post, as the install may be happening
> in a context that is not a normal install. But there must be a way to
> give users happy fluffy bunnies and working active software after they
> install a daemon in a "running machine" context.
> 
> Pointers welcome - this is probably a FAQ but googling around I can't
> find anything that looks like the appropriate answer.

It's explicitly something that you're not supposed to do.  As you say,
there are lots of non-normal install contexts in which packages get
installed.  And all of those use the same toolchain for installing
packages as the regular install path.  

Jeremy


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