[hobbit] Hobbit startup script.
bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Fri Jun 5 12:29:56 CEST 2009
On Friday 05 June 2009 12:09:00 David Peters wrote:
> I understand that hobbit needs to run as the hobbit user, but it is a bit
> annoying to have the hobbit startup script require the hobbit user to run
I don't quite understand the second part of your statement above ...
> When I want to run it automagically out of /etc/init.d I have to change the
> script to not check for hobbit and then do an su to the hobbit user thus:
> su -c "/home/xymon/server/bin/hobbitlaunch
> bitserver.cfg --log=/var/log/xymon/hobbitlaunch.log
Which script are you referring to here? The "runclient.sh" script ?
> why is it done this way rather than as above, thus allowing the server to
> start out of init.d?
Have you looked at (e.g.) rpm/hobbit-init.d and debian/hobbit.init in the
source distribution ? They basically run 'su - hobbit runclient.sh ...', and
are suitable for use from /etc/init.d
Of course, the next question I have is, what Unix or Linux distribution are
you on, and why didn't you install from packages (which would have avoided you
worrying about this in the first place).
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