Bug 662784

Summary: vnc servers are not killed by rc script due to bad names in /etc/init.d/vncserver
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ling Li <liling>
Component: tigervncAssignee: Adam Tkac <atkac>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Ling Li 2010-12-13 15:49:40 EST
Description of problem:
The rc script (/etc/rc.d/rc) doesn't run "K35vncserver stop" on poweroff (or any initlevel changes), even though a session is up (via 'server vncserver start').  This prevents my computer to fully shutdown (can't unmount /dev/pts) (which uses autofs/nfs for the home directories, if that matters).

How reproducible:  Always.

Steps to Reproduce (as root):
1. chkconfig --level 35 vncserver on
2. edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to add a session
3. service vncserver start
4. init 1
Actual results:
/etc/init.d/vncserver stop is not called, and vncserver session is still alive.

Expected results:
/etc/init.d/vncserver stop is called and vncserver session gets killed.

Additional info:
I believe the problem is in the script /etc/init.d/vncserver.  It touches /var/lock/subsys/Xvnc on start and deletes it on stop.  /etc/rc.d/rc looks for another file, /var/lock/subsys/vncserver, to decide whether the vncserver service should be killed.  Since rc can't find /var/lock/subsys/vncserver, it assumes the service isn't up so it doesn't kill it.

So one solution could be to replace '/var/lock/subsys/Xvnc' (4 appearances) to '/var/lock/subsys/vncserver' in /etc/init.d/vncserver.  This works for me on Fedora 14.

Comment 1 Ling Li 2011-05-13 10:15:49 EDT
Thanks for fixing this in Fedora 15 and the rawhide.  Fedora 14 still have the old version (1.0.90-0.25 vs 1.0.90-0.26 where this was fixed), but that's fine with me since I can just upgrade to the FC15 package.
Comment 2 Adam Tkac 2012-05-22 05:33:56 EDT
Closing because this is fixed in Fedora 15 & 16 and Fedora 17 no longer uses initscript in favor of systemd unit files.