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Re: [SLE] Another UPS Thread
  • From: Nick Webb <nickw@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 11:53:37 -0700
  • Message-id: <3B82AE31.914796CF@xxxxxxxxxx>
Okay, if you have init scripts running for both, having both installed could be a bad
thing. But if one is installed, and it's init scripts are disabled, then there
shouldn't be any problems.

Nick Webb wrote:

> I don't know if this helps, but I tried both and ended up using apcupsd (from
> building source) . . . smartups only works for APC Smart-UPSs, I had bad luck
> with getting upsilon to work, and I'm pretty sure both of those packages do not
> work together. They were provided to use one or the other, but having both
> installed shouldn't cause any problems.
>
> David Grove wrote:
>
> > Separate from the current two UPS threads, I have some additional questions.
> >
> > 1. SuSE 7.2 distributes two packages, smartups and upsilon. Do these work
> > together? Do these cancel each other out? (At one time I had both mdutils and
> > raidtools and had to pay SuSE for them to tell me that only one could be
> > installed at a time... bad dependency rules.)
> >
> > 2. I've edited /etc/rc.config.d/smartups.rc.config and SuSEConfig did its
> > thang. However, when testing it (it did sorta work), it halted without
> > unmounting the drives. Is this correct behavior? Is there a way to force it
> > to unmount drives? Protecting my data is the primary reason for using this
> > software. If it just simulates a power outage before the UPS runs out of
> > power, it's not much good.
>
> No, that is bad. It certainly should unmount all the filesystems before it shuts
> down.
>
> >
> >
> > 3. What's all this network connection stuff? I just want it to safely
> > power-off the machine when the power goes out. I don't want to monitor the
> > entire network's power. (upsmon is complaining in xconsole ['unable to login
> > to localhost access denied'] because it can't connect to localhost. What is
> > upsmon and is this the reason it isn't unmounting the drives and powering
> > down gracefully?)
> >
> > pete
> >
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