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Re: [SLE] multiple startproc
  • From: Hans Fangohr <fangohr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 10:11:12 +0100 (BST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0105171008080.19308-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I'm creating a suseified rpm/srpm complete with initscripts and
> rc.config entries for portsentry, but have run into a problem with the
> initscript itself. I can't find and way to launch 2 startprocs on it, for
> example
> startproc $PORTSENTRY -stcp
> startproc $PORTSENTRY -sudp
> because of the way startproc looks for the full command name to determine
> if it's already running. Anyone know a workaround or alternative which
> enables me to still use startproc.
If you are using a version of startproc that is recent enough (for example
the one coming with SuSE 7.1, then you have a new option "-f" which forces
start of a process, even if one with that name exists already.

Be careful though, there is a switch -f in older versions, but it has
another meaning (and takes one parameter). It has been renamed to -p in
the newer version.

Hope that helps,


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Hans Fangohr

High Performance Computing Group
Department of Electronics and Computer Science
Building 59, Level 3, Room 3237
Quantum and Functional Matter Group
Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Southampton
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